Sandringham Zebras news

Pickett banned for missing match

From Herald Sun

MELBOURNE has imposed a one-game suspension on Byron Pickett after he failed to attend the club's match against the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

Pickett was an emergency for the game against the Bulldogs, but has admitted to Melbourne he drank alcohol the night before the game.

He has been ruled out of selection for both Melbourne and its VFL affiliate Sandringham this weekend, and has been told he will not be considered for senior selection for the next four weeks.

"The football department, in consultation with the senior leadership group, have requested Byron to consider his future during this week," Melbourne said in a statement.

"If Byron decides to continue his future with the Melbourne Football Club, he will be required to play with Sandringham Football Club for at least four weeks, and will not be considered for AFL selection in that time period.

Jamie Shanahan joins Zebra coaching staff

onslaught writes, "Sandringham has announced that Jamie Shanahan will fill the role of Assistant Coach for season 2004.

Shanahan was a member the Zebras 200 Premiership, playing as part of the Demons list.

Sandy and the AFL launch "rec footy"

The AFL website reports that Sandringham and the AFL have launched a modified version of Australian Rules footy called "AFL Recreational Football".

Sandringham appoint new coach

After leaving the Bullants at the end of the 2003 season, Mark Williams will be coaching Sandringham, replacing outgoing coach Graeme Yates. Mark Williams coached Preston/Northern Bullants for several seasons and has also been involved as an assistant coach with VFL representative sides.


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