Pair don jerseys for 100th time
IN 2003 Warwick State High entered the Brisbane Lions Cup under the coaching of veteran Redback Jason Wright.
Seasons 2003 and 2004 produced back-to-back premierships.
The Redbacks team comprises several players from that group.
The two who will stand out this weekend in the Reddies’ home game against Lockyer Valley are half back flankers Tony Chandler and Andrew Bardsley.
During their senior journey they have held together a strong back six and built reputations as outstanding defenders.
Together they will cross the white line on Saturday and become members of the Redbacks 100 club.
On and off the field these guys have been an absolute credit to the game, their club and their families but, most importantly, to themselves.
Tony Chandler moved to Toowoomba due to work commitments early in his playing days but chose to stick with the Reddies.
Andrew Bardsley stayed in Warwick, becoming an electrician and works for Styan and Lindenberg.
Together their workload on the paddock is amazing: They have the happy knack of bringing players into the game and both lead by example, never shirking the hard ball. Congratulations on the milestone come from all at the Redbacks.
Joining Chandler and Bardsley in this game is another milestone player: Dennis Ganly will run on for his 50th senior appearance in the Redbacks jumper.
Dennis started early in the 2002 season and played until late in 2004. Business and family commitments shortened his playing time.
Ganners was runner-up for AFL DD Rookie of the year in 2002, gave the Reddies some great games and was sorely missed on his departure.
He and wife Sandra now have two beautiful daughters and are expecting their third bub this year.