Collingwood recruit another Gold Coast Magpie

Collingwood continued their interest in Gold Coast talent, recruiting Southport junior star, Brian McDonald (Click here to read article).

Wild Brawls at Salk Oval as the Magpies fight to make the finals

The resilience and character of the club was being truly tested. The Southport spirit came to the fore as Ken Best returned in round 12 and the 5th placed Magpies knocked off eventual premiers Labrador in a stirring victory. The season was back on track and it all came down to a round 15 away match with Palm Beach Currumbin for a chance to sneak into the final four. In a spiteful encounter, peppered with several wild brawls (Photo) and reports, the Magpies fell short and missed the finals for the first time.

Terry Larkins leads under 17s to a premiership

The highlight of the season was the club’s under 17 premiership (Click here to read article). Terry Larkins and Carl Tasker were instrumental in leading this group that featured names such as Mick Kelly and Dennis Fankhauser (Team photo).