On Saturday 29th August, the SUANFC Mens Premier Division team took to Picken Oval to take on the team from Inner West Magpies. The usual excitement and anticipation in the air associated with Saturday community footy was heightened by the fact that this match would see the teams contest the Peter Ramus Cup. With silverware up for grabs, and the opportunity to honour a club and community football legend, both teams were raring to go and brought their best footy to the field.
The Peter Ramus cup was inaugurated in 2008 to honour Peter Ramus, a SUANFC stalwart and former Western Suburbs junior official. After Peter’s passing in 2009, the match honouring his contribution to both clubs and community football as a whole, has become an even more significant event on the football calendar each year.
With perfect weather conditions and amazing atmosphere, the game began with an extremely close first quarter, resulting in the game being tied at quarter time. Going into the second quarter, the students began to pull ahead, securing a comfortable lead by the end of the third quarter. With both teams putting up a fight and putting their best foot forward, it was a fantastic game for spectators to watch with quality football on show. By the final buzzer, The Students proved too strong for the Inner West Magpies securing a 113-43 win and bringing home the Peter Ramus Cup.
The community football spirit was well and truly alive both on the field and off the field, and it was fantastic to see both clubs come together to honour such an unforgettable club stalwart in Peter Ramus. Volunteers play such an important role in making all community clubs what they are, and all the SUANFC players look forward to events such as the Peter Ramus Cup when they get to commemorate the people who have helped build our club into what it is today.
It was a fantastic day of footy, hosted by the Inner West Magpies, and we look forward to next years Peter Ramus Cup match already!