Aussie rules Peckham

If you can’t make a girl come why even bother? That always seemed to me to be like writing questions in a letter.
- Bret Easton Ellis, The Rules of Attraction

A Peckham-based Aussie Rules team is looking for players. Marianna writes:

The South East London Giants are an Australian Rules Football ("AFL") team whose home ground is Peckham Rye Common.  The club has been running for 2 years very successfully with its biggest achievements being the running of a London wide pre-season cup on Peckham Rye, playing in the social league 2014 Grand Final and winning 2014 Club of the Year in only its second year as an established club. The club is now looking to expand on its success by introducing a women's competition and setting up a women's team to compete in the 2015 season.

Australian Rules Football is played on an oval ground with an oval ball (similar to rugby) and has 18 people per team. South East London Giants are looking for women with any level of experience (never seen the game to people that may know and have played the game) to give this unique sport a go. We have a great team on hand to help people learn the rules of the game and develop the relevant skills so people shouldn't worry too much about not knowing the sport.  The club is not about winning it's about giving it a go, having a good time and meeting new people.

We are looking to start pre season training in February 2015 with the aim of playing our first game in April 2015.  If anyone is interested in giving this fun game and different way of keeping fit a go they can contact me either by e-mail (mbellizia@hotmail.com) or phone (07742802536).

If people want to see what the South East London Giants are about they can look at our club website www.londongiants.com

16 comments:

Everyday Sexism said...

Why the quote about female ejaculation at the start of the article? Because this particular post is aimed at women you feel the need to make some remark about female sex parts?? Wow Nick, I am genuinely surprised and don't see the relevance.


Would you use a quote about jizz on an article about men's 5-a-side? Probably not. Do you not get that it would be comparably weird?


You utter fool.

Everyday Sexism said...

OK I've calmed down a bit now. I shouldn't have called you a fool. I genuinely enjoy reading this blog.


But using that quote was just really, really terrible judgement.

Brockley Nick said...

To answer your question, yes I would use an equivalent quote re men. And the reason I used the quote was because this is an article about wanting women to come to an Aussie RULES game, so it was a pun rather than innuendo.

StankLegs said...

Its articles llike this that make people look down brockley . Bret Easton Ellis? Wow awful. This site is dying.

Jonny Craig said...

Female ejaculation has no place in brockley

tripe said...

the author of the article is 'reverse trolling' – ie, writing articles to attract trolling in an attempt to burnish a maladjusted ego – bit sad really

Brockley Nick said...

I'll defer to your expertise on trolling.

DrakefellJames said...

More importantly who gives a toss about Aussie rules football anyway? This is south east london...

Connecting the Dots said...

Yessss - this south east London, and this is an article about sport in South East London.

DrakefellJames said...

No offence but I'd hardly describe Aussie rules football as a sport, it's just a really poor take on Gaelic football...

Monkeyboy said...

only sports invented or played only in SE london should be promoted. Racing quadbikes like a dick for example.

Dr Phil said...

No offence who gives a toss about your opinions? As a rule, when someone gets off their ar$e to set up a new initiative and invites the community along, the options are join in, wish them well, or STFU.

THNick said...

Don't the aussies usually win the cross-code matches?


And in terms of who gives a toss, the 10,000 people who turn up to watch the match at the Oval each year?

NAT said...

They haven't won one since 2010, maybe part of the charm offensive to lure players down under, where they become hideously overpaid and unsporting.

Monkeyboy said...

overpaid and unsporting? otherwise known as "professional sport"

(mind you if people pay to watch sportsmen playing sports ive got little issue in those playing getting a chunk of the money)

NAT said...

Sad but true.

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