Monday, September 25, 2006

Ladies' Day Reunion Wrap-up

It was a ladies’ day like no other. In fact it was a Steampackets game like no other. A testament to the powers of persuasive advertising and the (albeit misguided) promise of food. A whopping 15 players arrived on Friday, including 2 ladies (Ann-Maree and Sally) and, of course Dinil (although I think we’re all agreed that joke is wearing a little thin). Also included were a couple of new Steampackets who had heard about the carnival atmosphere of a ladies day, and could not resist the attraction.

With the return of so many players, it should have been no surprise that we also saw a return of the true grit, guts and determination that made the Steampackets the renowned club that it is. Even players that have been playing consistently all year slipped back into the reliable tactics that gave them the grounding of their current skill sets.

Rather than running up and down the wing, as he has been wont to do of late, Club Founder Luke Roolker picked up his old habit of planting himself squarely in front of the keeper, and picked up three goals as a result.

And of course Willis, who has only played in a handful of games this year, brought her arsenal of motivational catch cries to the ground, most of which, as usual, cannot be printed in any publication that does not come in shrink wrapping.

Club President, Adrian Dillon, was quick to call the day a success, despite the lack of key Ladies players (you know who you are, Bee and Parsons), and the lack of food. “Ladies day was never about the food. Or the ladies, in fact. To be honest, I’m not sure what it’s about, but whatever it is we had buckets of it on Friday.”

Will this amazing event see a return of the regular Ladies Day? Says Dillon, “Only time will tell, and as we all know time flies like an arrow, and fruit flies like a banana”.

If you would like to see Ladies Day thrive then come to Steampacket Park on Tuesdays and especially Fridays, and make a successful day all the more worthwhile.

Rob Jennings,

Steampackets Media Liaison.

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