WARP SPEED AHEAD: Practising their Vulcans greetings are Finlay Purnell, Cormack Flannery, Ben Snellgrove, Gus and Bella Kidman, Emily Purnell, Lucas Garcia and Charlie Trevaskis. The players represent all age groups at the club.
WARP SPEED AHEAD: Practising their Vulcans greetings are Finlay Purnell, Cormack Flannery, Ben Snellgrove, Gus and Bella Kidman, Emily Purnell, Lucas Garcia and Charlie Trevaskis. The players represent all age groups at the club.

Vulcans to live long and prosper at M’bah

THE Vulcans AFL Club at Murwillumbah is boldly going where no man – or woman – has gone before with its unique name and guernsey.

While most clubs have chosen to fashion themselves after the top clubs in Melbourne – like the Tigers or the Bombers – the Tweed Valley club is forging its own path, with a stand-alone name and a jumper featuring the outline of Mt Warning.

“Most of the AFL clubs take a traditional AFL theme and jumper,” said coach and club parent Andrew Kidman.

“It’s so cool how the Vulcans just went out and made up their own unique brand. They came up with their own name, complete with their own jumper.”

Mr Kidman said the club, which opened around five years ago, was still accepting new players to join up this season.

“It would be great to have more people, especially the girls” he said.

“Our girls played at Byron Bay last weekend - about 160 girls turned up. There’s a full girls’ comp going this year.”

Mr Kidman said girls were also welcome to join any of the boys teams.

“Some of the girls are bigger than the boys,” he said.

And while the players perfect their signature two-finger Vulcan greeting, their official jumper presentation ceremony will be held at Rab Jones Oval on Thursday, March 17 after training, which takes place from 5–7pm.

The event, a special moment in AFL culture, signals the true countdown to the season, which begins on April 3.

For more information or to join up visit www.vulcansafl.com.au



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