Experienced country footballer and former Peel Thunder player Jamie Ramm has taken the reins of the Albany Sharks league side after Stewart MacTaggart stepped down from the head coaching role, which he accepted in December last year. The Sharks were on the hunt for a new coach at the end of last season, in which they won one game under Kim Mayfield, and they promoted MacTaggart from the reserves to take the reins in the 2020 Great Southern Football League campaign. Last Thursday, the Sharks confirmed the change with MacTaggart stepping away because of personal reasons. Ramm, pictured, was announced as the immediate replacement but only in an interim capacity as the Sharks search for a full-time league coach ahead of the GSFL season, which starts in April. The Sharks… Read More »Experienced Ramm steps up as interim Sharks coach
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.
For loyal Albany servant Jake Stuart there is more to football than just winning. Stuart will create a special piece of Sharks history on Sunday, becoming the first player in the club to reach the 100 league game milestone after missing only three matches since their inception in 2012 as a league team. Most country footballers reflect on the good times, the memorable wins or premierships when reaching personal milestones but things are a little different for Stuart given he’s played in 98 losses. He may have one of the worst win- loss records in country football but never for a moment has Stuart considered walking away or switching clubs, in a sign of his resilience and loyalty to the Great Southern Football League’s newest club. “It’s obviously a big… Read More »More to footy than wins for loyal Shark