Nomads Win Way out West on Rambo’s 50th

On Saturday out at Moree a much-loved and admired son of the Nomads family, Luke “Rambo” Raymond played his 50th game for the Nomads. Remarkably, in those 50 games he has played in 4 premierships. The team did him proud with a disciplined team effort. Best players for the Nomads were Modra, Rambo, Wulu Hall, Cameron Graham, Velani Chakalisa and Harry Wakefield. Final scores were 31.31.217 to 3.5.23.

The team traveled to Moree with a few significant outs. Paddy Tobias, Phill Mitchell, Jesse Petrascu and Jez Ratcliffe were all unavailable and Clarrie Barker was rested (but ran the bench for the day – thanks Clarrie). However, there were some excellent replacement troops in the form of Tim Keys, Chaks, Harry Wakefield and the biggest dog of them all, James Treweeke. The Nomads were also lucky to have juniors to draw on, including Ethan Bray and Morgan Dunn.

Unlike previous weeks the Nomads jumped out of the blocks with the Bullet and Rambo in particular in fine touch. Chaks was racking up touches on the wing and Wulu Hall was running the ball out of defence time and time again. Modra was also on fire. At the first break the scores were 9.4.58 to 0.1.1 (at this stage the goal-kicking was not too bad – except – Cameron – for one very dubious dribble kick from someone who won’t be named).

The second quarter saw the Nomads kicking to the Woolies supermarket end where Zac lost a few balls two years ago. Again the team was disciplined – the backline in particular were impressive with Alex Shem and Mitch Harriot being standouts. Sam Bioletti scored some very handy goals putting himself in dangerous places around the forward line and kicking truly. At half time the score was 19.15.129 to 0.1.1.

The third quarter saw the kicking start to deteriorate with a number of missed shots and a remarkable number of shots that hit the post. One positive feature of this – given the imperative to look for positives – was that the ball was being shared around and the misses were not from pot-shots from impossible angles….mainly just bad kicking dead in front! At the final change the scores were 22.26 to 1.2.8.

The final quarter saw the Nomads continue on their merry way kicking another 9 for the quarter. It was all in all a good effort. Modra and Rambo were everywhere as was young Cameron. Everyone contributed and it was pleasing that the lads did not stop playing team football.

This coming week there is a break for representative footy – good luck to those who are playing in the game against North Coast and also best wishes to Clarrie and Cammy who will be traveling north to the Gold Coast to represent NSW/ACT Under19’s against their Queensland counterparts. We look forward to hearing about your showing those Queenslanders how to play Nomads football!

Round 12 2017

Suns def. by Nomads
Q1011 9458
HT011 1915129
Q3128 2226158
FT3523 3131217


  • D. Bioletti,
  • S. Bioletti,
  • E. Bray,
  • V. Chakalisa,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • M. Darton,
  • M. Dunn,
  • C. Graham,
  • W. Hall,
  • M. Harriot,
  • T. Hunt,
  • E. Karpany,
  • T. Keys,
  • L. Raymond,
  • D. Richards,
  • A. Shem,
  • J. Treweeke,
  • H. Wakefield,
  • A. Walsh.


  • C. Graham (5),
  • A. Walsh (4),
  • S. Bioletti (4),
  • D. Richards (3),
  • E. Karpany (3),
  • H. Wakefield (2),
  • T. Keys (2),
  • V. Chakalisa (2),
  • A. Shem,
  • D. Bioletti,
  • J. Treweeke,
  • L. Cudmore,
  • L. Raymond,
  • T. Hunt.

Award winners:

  • L. Raymond (Players' Player),
  • H. Wakefield (Coach's),
  • D. Richards (President's),
  • V. Chakalisa (Captain's),
  • C. Graham (Meehan's Plumbing Services').

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