Three ex-AFL stars here for local Indigenous round
By Mitch Guy
DAVEY, Jurrah, Wonaeamirri.
It’s a forward line that would excite most footy fans around the country.
And it could very well be in our own backyard, with former Melbourne Demons Aaron Davey and Austin Wonaeamirri locked in to play for Kilcunda-Bass and ex-teammate Liam Jurrah a strong possibility to join them for Saturday’s indigenous match against Korumburra-Bena at Bass.
First-year Kilcunda-Bass senior coach Scott Andersen is excited by the possibility of having the three players at his disposal
“It’ll be good for the club; we’ve got a lot of young players in our team so it’ll be a good opportunity for them to learn off ex-AFL guys,” Anderson said.
“I hope it’s not pouring rain and windy. Hopefully its reasonable weather, I think we should get a good crowd.”
Wonaeamirri will catch a flight from Darwin to be alongside Davey for training at Bass on Thursday night, with Davey taking the squad through their paces for the night.
Following training, Davey will hold a talk about the importance of football to indigenous culture.
Jurrah is reported to be interested in pulling on the Panthers jumper, but his appearance is yet to be confirmed. As to whether the possible trio would line up in the forward line together, Andersen said it would definitely happen.
“It was interesting when we met with Aaron and spoke about where he’d play, he said, “I’ll go through the midfield but obviously the crowd want to see me kick a couple of snags’,” he said.
“It’s exciting, and there quite a few people from Melbourne I know that are coming down for the day that are really keen to meet them.
“Aaron really wants to get involved in the coaching side of it as well, which will be interesting to get some different ideas.
“The good thing about Aaron is he’ll be at training, be at the game, he’ll sign anything then hang around for a couple of beers afterwards.”
Tickets for the Sportsman’s Lunch at 12pm Saturday featuring Davey and special guest Darren ‘Doc’ Wheildon are selling fast.
For tickets, call the KBFNC president on 0417 376 077.