U19 Div 1

Students to Contest Gordon Physick Cup back on Home Turf

After the covid ravaged season in 2021, the Men’s Premier Division team will have the chance to contest the Gordon Physick Cup again at home on Oval No.1 for the first time since 2019 as they take on East Coast.

The Gordon Physick Cup is an extremely important day for SUANFC, as we remember a true club legend, a man who was one of a kind, and whose legacy lives on and will always live on within this club; Harvey ‘Banger’ Gordon.

Gordon was a serving member of the club for 27 years, and during his time there wasn’t much he didn’t do (except play a game for the club!). Banger was a part of the furniture in the changerooms before and after games doing everything from strapping players to chopping fruit and collecting jumpers. During the game, there was no where else Banger would rather be than set up on the sideline uttering his famous line ‘just kick the bloody thing’ and getting ready to run water out to players.

With Banger also spending 19 years at Newtown Football Club, it is without a doubt that you would be hard-pressed to find someone who committed that much time of their own accord and selflessly gave that much back.

In 2012, as both East Coast and SUANFC entered the NEAFL, it was recognised that neither club would have been in a position to do so without the immense workload of volunteers across the previous decades, assisting across a variety of roles on and off the field. From this recognition, the Gordon Physick Cup was struck, in honour of two of the greatest volunteers for each club (Banger for SUANFC, and Peter Physick for East Coast Eagles).

As the Men’s Premier Division team take to Oval No.1 at 1.45pm, they will be playing for Banger and for all the volunteers that have been with the club, and are with the club- make sure to be down at Oval No.1 on Saturday 30th July, for this special game.