Sunday, September 28, 2008

So much for "We're a Happy Team at Hawthorn..."

...As most of us left Aurora Stadium sad.

So today Mum and Dad said that we (Emily, Rohan and I) could have the day off school today (Monday 29th September) so we could go to the Hawthorn signings at their home ground. Yes, I go for Bulldogs and Emily goes for Essendon, but the Tassie Hawks are our favourite team when our primary teams aren't there.

Emily and Jessica (Who cam to pick us up and take us) waited in line for the signings for almost 2 hours before we left, but during that time Rohan and I took photos and had a kick of the footy. It was a very happy day for Rohan as he was very excited but he left he was heartbroken.

The organisation of the thing, firstly, was terrible. There was one huge line that led to a big bundle of the players and people wanting autographs. The actual players weren't mean't to leave the grounds until 4:30... but they all left at 3:00, for some strange reason, and left hundreds of fans upset. We didn't even get to see them up close, we saw them entering, but from a 50 metre distance.

At the end Emily asked the Manager if he could get a signature he simply said, "Sorry they've already left," even though they weren't to leave for another hour and a half, "But they will be back next year." But the thing is, how long until the season starts again?

Rohan, and many more children, looked up to these players and believed it was a once in a life time opportunity and they just silenced them by leaving early. It was fun playing on the oval but next time I hope to see more organisation to the set up.


Collette said...

Nice pics of Rohan playing football..pity about the autographs!

Jessica said...

you forgot to mention you wouldn of had the day off if your AWESOMESt AUnty didn offer to take you guys. A tribute would b good.

The Kings said...

We didn't even bother lining up - knew there was no way we would've gotten an autograph with that huge line. You have to catch them on a training day to get autographs - they usually hang around a bit afterwards and just stand on the grounds and you can go up to each one individually and grab their photo/autograph etc.
Nice you got the day off school though!