The AFL Premiership Cup making a rare appearance in the port city could be a good omen for the Dockers and the lucky school kids who got to hold aloft footy’s holy grail.
The famous silverware is touring Australia before being handed to the team that wins the flag in September. The cheeky nippers from CBC Fremantle—hooting gleefully “Ned Kelly” had come to visit, courtesy of my handsome set of whiskers—were the only kids in WA to touch the massive trophy. Ok, I got my mitts on it too.
The CBC footy team is playing its own “premiership” this weekend at Subiaco Oval, taking on Darling Range Sports College.
The two teams made the grand final after beating out 350 other schools, including PSA schools, footy specialists schools and country schools. Diehard Dockers fans will be hoping it’s not the last time the AFL cup heads west, with Fremantle considered serious contenders to win the flag.
by BRENDAN FOSTER