Fab four make Cowboys history
THE four Bohm brothers created history on Saturday playing onfield together in the second half of the Warwick Cowboys-Aspley game at Father Ranger Oval.
It’s believed to be the first time four people from the same family have played in a game at the same time for the Cowboys.
Sadly, it was a 20-18 loss for the C-grade side.
The second oldest of the four, Jamie, played Mixwell Cup footy for Norths in Brisbane and was hoping to make it to Queensland Cup level before injury intervened.
As Jamie works in Brisbane, he can’t train, so rather than push for Cowboys A-grade selection, he is happy to play C-grade.
“I always wanted the four of us to play together but didn’t think it would happen,” Jamie said.
“It has taken us a couple of seasons to talk Richard (oldest of the four) into it. When the rest of us played footy, he was our number one supporter. Richard often took us to the games.”
With Jamie in Brisbane and the youngest two, Matthew and Dennis, working in Toowoomba, Richard is the only one of the four who is able to train with the Cowboys.
“Richard pulled up all right considering it was his first game. He was probably sorer from training,” Jamie said.
“Dad (John) was pretty happy to see us all playing. He thought it would never happen.”
The brothers’ sister Valerie played rugby league at Warwick State High School and was represented in C-grade on Saturday by her boyfriend Wayne Simcoe who started on the wing and played hooker at the same time the four Bohm brothers were in the pack in the second half.
Sam Dight was the other forward when the Bohm family took over spots eight to 13.
Jamie scored one try after running the ball, receiving a penalty and then taking a quick tap to score from five metres.
Last year, Jamie, Matthew and Dennis, played for the Warwick Cowboys team which went down in the C-grade grand final.
“We all want to win a premiership this season,” Jamie said.
Captain-coach Mark Fowler and Leon Close scored tries for Warwick.