JRoz returns to Mitiamo for Grand Final Showdown
FMagpie favourite son and Western Magpies Premiership player, former Bill Pierce Medallist - Jimmy Rozynski will line up with the Mitiamo Super Roos in the Loddon Valley League Grand final at Newbridge outside Bendigo on Saturday.
J-Roz has missed the latter half of the season due to a long planned trip abroad and returned home on Sunday and to his delight Mitiamo have fought their way from fifth place to make the decider.
Jim joined other Queensland players in Michael l'Anson, James Drake and Korey Fulton as FIFO players and all have been instrumental in the Super Roos making the finals and then reaching the Grand Final against hot premiership favourite Bridgewater, who will be aiming for their sixth premiership in a row. Mitiamo's last flag was in 2009 and they are the first side to each the grand final from fifth since 2002.
J-Roz quickly became a popular player at his new club and was named in the best players in every match he played this year. That he will be rushed back into the Grand Final team after missing about 7 matches is testament to how highly rated he is at Mitiamo.
All at the Pies wish Jim all the best in the decider and will not be surprised if he adds another best on the ground award to the two he won in the Pies 2008 and 2012 premiership victories.
Mick Ford guides Tyrendarra to Prelim Final
Another ex-Western Magpie favourite son in Mick Ford is coaching Tyrendarra in the South-West District League Preliminary Final this weekend. Tyrendarra is near Portland in western Victoria.
Mick was well known for his passion and attack on the football when at the Magpies and he fully embraced the Magpie culture when at the club.
Mick has gained some notoriety in Victoria on Facebook as he has appeared several times on the "Sprays of the Week" segment and anyone who played with and knows Mick will testify that this comes as no surprise!!!
Good luck Mick & Tyrendarra!