Emerging Albany talent Luke Mowaljarlai Jr has returned home after helping the Flying Boomerangs take a clean sweep of their exhibition games in Melbourne last week. Mowaljarlai Jr and Lake Grace youngster Jackson Callope were both part of the Flying Boomerangs team that beat the World Team at Trevor Barker Oval in Melbourne twice last week. Playing a variety of positions across the two games, Mowaljarlai Jr found plenty of the ball as one of six WA representatives in the Boomerangs team. The 15-year-old and his teammates were too strong in the opening game, winning 14.8 (92) to 6.7 (43) at full-time last Tuesday. In their second match on Friday the Boomerangs were big winners in wet conditions, prevailing 10.14 (74) to 1.4 (10).
Albany have recorded a breakthrough win in the Great Southern Football League, notching their second-ever league win and snapping a 45-game losing streak after powering past Denmark-Walpole on Sunday afternoon. There were jubilant scenes post-match, usually not seen in a home-and-away game, as the Sharks won only their second league game in 106 matches after the 21-point triumph over the Magpies at Centennial Stadium.
Albany have snapped a 45-game losing streak, storming to their second-ever league victory with a polished 21-point triumph over Denmark-Walpole at Centennial Stadium. In the final game of the opening round in the Great Southern Football League competition, the Sharks duly stole the headlines as they tasted victory for the first time since 2015. After kicking the first two goals of the match, the Sharks trailed at quarter time and then again at half time and then conceded the first major of the second half.
There could barely have been a madder “Mad Monday” than yesterday’s end-of-season celebration for the Albany Sharks. After four winless seasons for 59 consecutive losses — and just a week after a 39-goal flogging — the Sharks chomped into an historic first league victory with an 82-point win over Mt Barker on Sunday. The bodies strewn throughout the home of club president Geoff Oldfield yesterday morning was testament to the mighty feat, before festivities continued to wash away the club’s harsh statistical history. Not once since AFL great Jason Akermanis played for the Sharks in their first Great Southern Football League seniors game in 2012 had they enjoyed the sweet taste of victory. Their average losing margin before Sunday’s win was 141 points, including a 242-point smashing by North Albany… Read More »Sharks get teeth into that winning feeling