2017 TOP TEN

In 2017, we celebrated the end of the season with our top ten club moments. Here are the winners from 1 through to 10. Enjoy!

ONE TWO THREE
In first place, we’re saluting our Premier Div women’s team who went back to back in 2017 to win the AFL Sydney premiership.In a dominant display, they beat Sydney Uni Bombers by ten goals, with Jas Smith taking out best on ground in the final.

Well done to Trace, Ben and Kiwi on an incredible season.

In second spot, it’s tough to go past the success of our our AFL draftees in 2017. 

We had three players achieve their AFL dreams, picking up Swans and Giants guernseys in the AFLW Draft and AFL Rookie selections.

To Bucks, Belly and Pheebs, we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings. The whole club will be cheering you on! 

This guy! 

Number 3 in our #topten goes to all round nice guy Greg Goodieson who picked up the AFL Sydney 2017 Volunteer of the Year.

He’s our MVP and we’re a better club because of him and his merry band of vollies.

Cheers, mate 

FOUR FIVE SIX
GET AROUND HIM!

In 4th spot, we’ve got the President Stephen Dunkley showing us all how it’s done.

Not only did he kick two goals when he laced up for Div 5, he also showed compassion to his exhausted defender who was made to leave the goal square on two occasions. (see proof, Graf, that he did in fact step outside of those four lines).

AFL Sydney, here’s your master’s ambassador 

Our Prems M were coming off the back of a season that recorded 3 wins and drew 2016 Premiers East Coast in Round 1. In a game that set the tone for 2018, boys became men as they battled out the last quarter to hold on for a 2 point win.

In a year that notched up a seven game winning streak and second place on the ladder after the regular season, it was a hellvua turnaround under new coach Steven Pollock.

Special mention to Barts, Joe and Dunks for their sideline efforts to keep this young squad firing.

Div Four was a tight competition in 2017, and our boys were determined to make the finals. A ten point win in Round 16 against the undefeated St George kept them in the hunt, and meant the final round match was a must win to make the top 5.

Cue arch rivals UTS and a game that brought out our best, with a three goal victory delivering the coveted finals berth.

Two sudden death games. Two brilliant results. Well done Dennis and the team on a great 2017.

SEVEN EIGHT NINE
Picture this:

Twilight game.
Last round of the season.
Bulldogs v North Shore.
North Shore undefeated after 17 rounds.
Our boys down by 6 goals at half time.


Result: a 5 point win at the death and 7th spot in the#topten. 

Nice work, Div 2 – and congrats Willo, Arch and Brett on a great season.

How’s about our club picking up two x AFL Sydney Rising ⭐️awards?? We were absolutely stoked when Jack Buckley and Zoe Devlin were announced as the winners at the Phelan Medal night – great recognition of two teenagers taking on the game. 

Massive shout out to both of them, plus their coaches who have helped to guide their playing career to date.

We’re looking at you Chitty, Polly and Trace – absolutely love your work coaching our future stars. 

Our U19s coaches and boys were on cloud nine after the come from behind win in the knockout semi final against East Coast Eagles, so it’s fitting the victory appears at 9 in our #topten. 

The final quarter saw 16 year old Sam Thorne take the game apart in a “follow me” performance that inspired the team. Behind by 8 at the last break, the young boys matured to kick six straight and take out the match by 16 points. 

Well done to Chitty and Kevin for an awesome season.

TEN
Our Division One W had their best season yet in the AFL Sydney competition.

It was a tough slog playing against clubs that only had one women’s team, but their #topten moment was their victory against Sydney Uni Bombers in round 15 at Blacktown. They reversed their earlier season 30 point loss with the win enabling them to stay in the top 8 and remain in contention for a finals position.

Shout out to coaches Teddy and Pete for a great 2017.

 

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