Updated 11th May, 2013
Broncos Insider have a TV show dedicated to the Broncos Football Club/Team and we featured on it! This link is for our 2015 game but it shows some highlights from 2013.
Well what a day! Rains played havoc again keeping our numbers down but the ones who braved the weather were certainly treated to a fantastic spectacle.
It seemed as though it was going to the same plan as previous years – meaning a draw, until Kelly McKellar-Nathan delivered a nice ‘sit up there to be smashed’ slowpitch pitch to Ikie who launched it over the fence to give the Broncos a 14-11 win. Again the girls were too kind – I even tried to pump them up before the game to show the boys how to really play softball. Even though we were at the softball grounds, it would appear the Broncos universal popularity had them as favourites and the favourites won, to everybody’s delight.[singlepic id=1107 w=320 h=240 float=]
I had Ikie as my MVP and the most fun to watch, he certainly put on a show for us and Locky showed his skills by snatching a line drive catch at 3rd base (with is bare hand). Alf, Locky, Ben and Gordo all had a pitch and the worlds best softballer, Stacey Porter, even tried her hand at pitching (she shouldn’t have – the men scored about 6 runs off her (we still love you Porter))
The men were Allan Langer, Gorden Tallis, Darren Lockyer, Michael Hancock, Michael Devere, Ben Ikin, Steve Renouf (my favourite), and Kerrod Walters. Lucky auction winner was Nathan Ah Boo. As per usual, Tyleisha Dunn does her part to help the men – thanks guys!
Ladies were Stacey Porter (current Aus captain), Melanie Roche (4 time Olympian), Brooke Wilkins (3 times Olympian), Kim Cooper (Olympics), Kelly McKellar-Nathan (world champs silver medal), Judy Young, Anne Vogler, Kelli Oates (former Qld star, stepped in for injured Haylea Petrie), coached by Olympic coach Fabian Barlow and auction winner Norelle Thomas.
A great day, with all the wonderful raffle prizes being claimed by the lucky winners.
So many photos too, so click to have a look. If you want to have a look at just a few, check out our gallery. [nggallery id=21]
A massive thank you to each and every one of YOU who contributed to the day – I can’t list you all because there were so many of you – you know who you are and I am eternally grateful 🙂
To Carol McKellar, Redsox and Saints softball club, thank you for your kind donations!