Contacts

Coach: Paul Broderick
0419 312 387

Assistant Coach: Richard Furphy
Assistant Coach: Matt Hornsby

Team Manager: Alison Beck
0402 217 366

Trainer: Mel Grant
Trainer: Linton Duffin

Team Page Editor: Cam Noakes
cameron.noakes@afl.com.au

Photographer: Richard Allen


R2: Roys run riot on the road

A MONSTER 11-goal opening term set up a huge 217-point win for a dominant Fitzroy outfit in its away clash with Park Orchards at Stinton Reserve.

Fitzroy piled on another 22 goals in the next three quarters while keeping the home team scoreless, winning 33.19 (217) to 0.0 (0).

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The one-sided result demonstrates the need for grading games, with Park Orchards joining Brown after winning the Green premiership last year, and Fitzroy in Brown following a season in Gold.

It was a complete performance from the Roys with 13 goal scorers and a water-tight defence.

The 33 goals is a record for this team and the biggest score these boys have contributed to in their five years at the club.

TALKING POINTS
THE HURRICANE RAGES: ‘Hurricane’ Harry’s red-hot form continues with a big bag of eight goals (a personal best).
ZEK THE GOAL SNEAK: Zek Hooper, who played mostly as a defender in 2017, has been recast as forward in 2018 and snagged three goals in the big win.
CONNOR ‘INDESTRUCTIBLE’ DOOLEY: A bone-crunching hit on Connor Dooley couldn’t stop him. After the blood was cleaned up from his lip, he returned to the field and quickly joined the goal rush with a barrel.
ENTER THE DANE TRAIN: Back from his European vacation, speed demon Dane Harvey played his first game for the season and was quick to show his class and selflessness around the big sticks.

The hands of Toz: Torren Arthur takes a strong grab. Pic: Richard Allen

R1: Hurricane Harry blows 'em away

A FIVE-GOAL bag from a red-hot Harry Broderick has inspired Fitzroy to a 55-point victory over Bulleen-Templestowe in its season opener at Brunswick St Oval.

The Roys’ back six were under siege early with the visitors, aided by a howling gale, jumping out of the blocks.

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But the Fitzroy defence stood strong and was able to launch several counterattacks to help the home team grab a 16-point lead at the first change.

Kicking to the Alfred Crescent end, the Roys were dominant in the second term but were wayward in front of goal, booting 0.7.

The rain set in and conditions became extremely slippery, but the Roys managed to outscore the opposition in the third and fourth terms, piling on another six goals in the second half to run out comfortable winners, 11.14 (80) to 3.7 (25).

TALKING POINTS
FINLAY’S FALCON: Fin Park attempts incredible mark … with his face.
GOAL DROUGHT BROKEN: Defender Lenny Dean slots first major (and fifth career goal) in two years.
BUDDY DOLKAS: Tommy Dolkas dons the No.23 and then weaves through traffic to snap a flying goal into the wind.

BELOW: Tom ‘Buddy’ Dolkas wows the crowd. Photo: Richard Allen