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Monday, June 25, 2007

Eagles have their wings clipped.

The Cougars have come away with two wins in the last two clashes, putting the Eagles board under intense scrutiny.

Last seen, Saturday night going out the back fire escape doors with Coach Freeman and the same three security men that were used to help escort the two central umpires off the field on Saturday, President Hilton had this to say
"Look mate! Two wins, Two losses i wouldn't say that's a need for a review of any players contract or even the bloody coaches for that matter. Clearly we need to have a closer look into the EAGLES NEST and perhaps answer some key questions about our numbers at present, but other than that, I'm bloody proud of theses boy's of how they conduct themselves win or loose. These boys are out on that field giving their all. Aussie Rules is a game of great skill and mental approach. Those two ingredients are a deadly combination for the opposing team. We have the skill and we will be working on the other ingredient as we head into the next game.
We've got a great bunch of blokes at this club that are proud to wear the yellow and blue."

Final Scores: Cougars 15.14.104 def Eagles 4.3.27

Goals Eagles :
Ryan Pedrotti 2, Chris F 1, Shane Burgess 1

Goals Cougars:
Brad 3, Scott 2, Jay 2, Ryan 2, Ben S 2, James M 1, Justin 1, Peter 1, GURU 1

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Training / Game Day

Training for this weekends upcoming clash against the Vancouver Cougars is this :-

thursday 21st at 6:30

Back fields, Burnaby Rugby club.

After training come upstairs and enjoy a classic meat pie

and some refreshments with your team mates. On TV will be all the highlights from last weeks AFL matches. Soon after that we will read out the line up for Saturday's game.

Game this SATURDAY 23rd
2:00pm start time.

Grass fields, corner of W 16th & Westbrook mall

UBC Vancouver.

Please contact Chris freeman to let him know in advance whether your are available for this weekends game.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Team Social Event

Lock this date away in your diaries, Saturday July 28th. We will be doing a triathlon in the morning with a BBQ lunch to follow. The triathlon will be done in small teams with all participants within these groups needing to finish together. Not only will this be a great team bonding event but also a good chance for family & friends to get together after (or in the triathlon if they are keen). More details to follow soon.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Training will held this Thursday at 6:30 start time at the back fields of Burnaby Lakes sports grass fields. Check link regarding training schedule for the remainder of the season. http://www.burnabyeaglesschedule.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Umpire Freeman blows his whistle and heads for home.

Umpire Freeman holds the ball aloft to signal the start of the first game in Kelowna. Burnaby Eagles vs Vancouver Cougars

Ken explaining to Myk Aussie "I don't need to do an interview, I'm already a bloody celebrity"
Umpires come and go, but few leave their mark.
Ken Freeman an ambassador to Australian Rules Football heads back to his beloved sun-burnt country but not before he showcased the rules of this great sport and why we need to have them.
Ken headed to Kelowna on the weekend and with soaring temperatures showed what stamina and longevity is all about as he umpired every game.

(match reports, photos, on field and off field reports of Kelowna coming soon)
His thick Aussie accent could be heard from one end of the ground to the other. "Push in the back......... Too high........That's ya mark their mate!.....Play on........All clear six points.........Free kick to Burnaby.......Hold'n the ball......

His most memorable line for 2007 would have to be "Leave the umpiring to me mate! you just bloody play football and shut up!" (not sure of the player in question)

Any player who questions his decisions is quickly reminded that the whistle belongs to him and and their is absolutely BUCKLEY'S of him changing his mind.

Eagles President had this to say " Look mate! the blokes a gem. The guy comes over here for a holiday. Straps on the boots and devotes time to volunteer in umpiring. His expertize of the game helps keep the experienced players in check but more importantly, helps the new players to the game understand the rules better. He simply blows his whistle and rewards a player when necessary and understands the importance of a new player getting a free kick against them in order to advance in their skills."

Umpire Freeman admits he hasn't got eyes in the back of his head and he can only call it as he see's it.

Off the field Ken loves a chin-wag and has been known around the club to be as 'dry as a poms towel' his other love, the pure taste of the nectar of the gods. A good beer with the lads after a game or training is worth the long flight over here.

His stories and verbal expressions of the Australian Dictionary has the boys lining up at the bar to buy this Aussie digger another round. When asked football aside, 'what do you think of Vancouver', his reply "better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick"

From all the boys at Burnaby, thanks Ken mate! We enjoyed your company and hope to see ya back again soon. (two shakes of a dog's tail)