Dashing down the wing

Dashing down the wing

I don’t know what life would be like without footy.

By Marley Cornell


I don’t know what life would be like without footy.

I love everything about it.

I love playing in my under 12 team every weekend, and I love watching footy, whether it is going to watch the Geelong Cats play or watching local footy.


When I was 8 my family moved to Barwon Heads.

One of the things I loved about Barwon Heads was the footy club.

I think it is great how you can have a helpful role and help out around the club at such a young age.

I try to help as much as I can and found a fun job running water for the senior Barwon Heads team.


One of my friends Taj Don asked me “do you want to run water for the seniors next week” and of course I said yes.

My first game running water we played Torquay and had our first loss of the year in Ed Michell’s 100th game.

From that game on I wanted to run water every week, and that’s what I have done since then.

I have also run water for other ages and I have also done it for the girls.


My under 12 team has been successful with 5 losses so far.

I have missed a few games with sore feet and being sick, but have loved playing this year.

Chris Cornell (my dad) has been coach the last three years, and Cam Don has also helped and has probably helped every team in every age group.

And Briony Roberts has been team manager the last three year as well.


This season we have had some great games but my two favourites have been Lara and Queenscliff.

Lara was at Howard Harmer on a cold morning.

At 3 quarter time we were down by goal.

Then we kicked 3 in a row, and then Lara went and kicked 2 quick ones,and we hung on and won by 5.

Queenscliff was a Friday night game and was very physical with big tackles and big bumps.

We were up by about 5 goals, but Queenscliff came to within 10 points with about 5 minutes left and I thought they might pinch it, but we kicked one more and went on to win by 15.


I hope you all have a great end to the season.