Mid-air ‘Jackie Chan” kick scores a goal

Toodyay Football Club
Patrick Thompson
THE TOODYAY Football Club enjoyed its biggest day of the season on June 22 when it hosted Gingin and celebrated a combined premiership reunion marking the 50, 20 and
10 year anniversaries of the 1974, 2004 and 2014 premierships.

A feature of the day was the ‘Classic Clashes’ country footy scoreboard truck
stationed on the wing, which filmed, commentated, conducted interviews and
live-streamed the league match.

The reserves kicked off the day in a tightly contested match with a four goal lead to
Toodyay in the third term vanishing as Gingin took the lead in the final quarter.

A late final quarter five minute surge by Toodyay to kick the final three goals saw
them run out winners 12.6.78 to 9.9.63 and move to equal top of the ladder.

As it came time for the league match, the crowd had built nicely around the pavilion
and the league team was ready and focused to put on a good performance in front of the
past players.

The first quarter was tightly contested but Toodyay gained control in the second with
consecutive goals to Connor Toop and went into the main break holding a 37 to 24 lead.

At half-time the Toodyay Aus kickers put on a dazzling display in front of the pavilion.

In the second half Toodyay didn’t hold back and extended their lead to win 14.12.96
to 9.9.63.

Connor Toop kicked four goals and Seth Clark was named Best on Ground by the
commentary team.

Goal of the day went to Ben Jenkins with a final quarter ‘Jackie Chan’ kick out of mid-air
from a goal square ball up.

The mood was joyous after two wins and it continued into the evening function.

We watched old highlights and listened to the premiership coaches Max Viskovich
(1974), Rob Steele (2004) and Chad Broughton (2014) recount their memories
of the premiership matches.

A highlight of the night was the induction of Adam Pearce to Life Membership.

It was a brilliant day with some even saying it was the best day at the Toodyay Football
Club they could remember.

A big thank you goes out to everyone that helped setting up and contributing to the day
and evening function.

There are no home matches in July.

The next and final home match for the season is on Sunday August 4 v Dowerin