Hi all

It’s been a few weeks since my last report and there’s been a fair bit of water go under the bridge.

Firstly, we’re currently sitting in second position on the Cairns AFL ladder in both the firsts and the seconds.  Last week the senior team had the bye while the reserves team had a pretty convincing win in atrocious conditions against the new-comers, Pyramid Power down at Fretwell Park.

As most of the senior players had a week off week off, there were two who had the task of representing the club on a much bigger stage.  Both our club captain, Kye Chapple and star midfielder, Jesse Mawson were invited to play for the Gold Coast Suns reserves team against Redlands at Metricon Stadium last Saturday.  Even though the Suns were convincingly beaten, both Kye and Jesse made solid contributions.

This is a great feather in the cap for our club and the Cairns AFL.  It’s a credit to all concerned that AFLQ considers us worthy to be able to supply the quality of player to be able to compete at this level.  It just goes to show that there is a pathway for our young up-and-comers.


Many of you by now would have heard of the success of our inaugural Pink Day earlier this month.  From the champagne breakfast through to our efforts on the field and then culminating in a great night of celebration.  The efforts of Annie Richardson and all the girls from Pink In The Tropics was unbelievable and together with the work that our committee and volunteers put in ensured that all went well.


This week sees the start of the second round and a home game against Manunda Hawks who have made significant progress over the last few weeks.  Last week they were only just defeated by ladder leaders, South Cairns.  The competition seems to be a lot more competitive this season and this week will be a test for us despite the Hawk’s position on the ladder.


One of the highlights of our social calendar this year will be the Blue & White Disco on the 18th of June.  This event coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Croc’s first premiership.  This is one night not to be missed and I’d love to see you all at the Port Douglas Community Centre to celebrate a significant milestone in the club’s history.  Please find all the booking details for this event on the Croc’s Facebook page or contact Dave Evans or Andy Smith for ticket enquiries.

Tomorrow night Thursday) at the Croc Pit we have a traditional Pie Night with lots of great Mocca’s  pies.  Get down to training and have a drink or two, a pie and enjoy some good company.

Hope to see you there.

Greg Nicholson

Ps: This is just a reminder that as club members we receive a massive discount at all Maranos fuel outlets.  A discount of 5 cents per litre off the bowser price applies when producing your club membership card.  If you don’t have a discount card please contact myself or John Cameron to receive one.