You may not know this about me, but I am a huge Gold Coast Suns supporter. I'm not sure how it happened. I grew up in Melbourne which is the home of AFL so during the football season there probably would have been a game being played each Friday, Saturday and Sunday but I only attended a handful of matches and didn't pay much attention to the games on TV either. Then Ben and I moved to the Gold Coast and suddenly I was forced to watch every Collingwood game that was televised.
The Gold Coast Suns are a new franchise having only joined the competition in 2011. Ben's dad gave him a season membership that year as a Christmas present. I initially didn't attend with him but felt bad that he had no one to go with so started tagging along. Metricon Stadium is a brand new stadium and they really put on a show in terms of pre and post match entertainment. I really got into being a supporter and watching the games live. So much so I did a 2011 Season recap LO.
Unfortunately, during the whole of the 2011 season I was unable to see a home game win at Metricon as they only won three games for the whole season. I started this 2012 season full of optimism that I would get to see a win but week after week it wasn't to be. There was improvement by the team and so very narrow loses but it was still heartbreaking. Finally, in Round 20 we managed to score a win again Greater Western Sydney and the crowd went nuts! This LO is celebrating that sweet victory. The win gave the boys so much confidence they won at home last night as well so we've managed to win three games this season too. Looking forward to what 2013 brings now!
This LO was inspired by Olympiad event #8 over at Scrapz.biz. Along with using the sketch below I also needed to include the following: flag/s; stickers (lots of them); something round; the word CELEBRATE or CELEBRATION. I have rotated the sketch to the left to suit my photo. I created two flags (one from a membership bumper sticker and one from washi tape). I have used quite a few stickers which is a big change for me, including some membership bumper stickers we were sent. My something round is the 'special moments' sticker. I have used a sticker in the bottom left of my photo which says 'celebrate'.