Pat Kerin's Blues News & Views, May 17, 2017

WELL, wasn’t it great to play at home on Saturday after three consecutive road trips? 

The Blues winning their first of seven matches at home defeating the Southern Cats. 

Like all sporting clubs, they cannot survive without volunteers – take Saturday’s match. Jason Baldock was our umpire, Liam Frilay and Pickles Bradley goal umpires, while Tom Smith and Ged Guthrie do boundary duties. Julie Bradley and Tracy Finicane work in the canteen, and Zac Oliver as runner.

Off field, coaching duties were kept busy with Todd Basham and Don Oliver in charge of position changes and Blues legend, Ron Milthorpe, medical and strapping. 

Secretary Lee Loiterton is always busy, but still finds time to produce a qualityprogram. Treasurer Shelly Johnston does the raffle with plenty of help from the Drums sisters. Finally, Pat Kerin has had the best seat in the house for this his 27th season as the clubs timekeeper. 

Our women’s team had another solid hit out on Sunday against Tuggeranong.

Although well beaten by the Hawks, the girls are enjoying playing under the Blues banner.

This weekend they have another bye.

We welcome the Molonglo Juggernauts this week; the Canberra club have had a slow start to the season. They were thrashed by Goulburn by 126 and Woden by 133 but are on the improve and should not be taken lightly.