I apologise to you if you wanted to listen to yesterday’s Ongerup Football Association versus Great Southern Football League match in Gnowangerup via the ‘My Retro Media’ website and heard nothing! Something went horribly wrong and I still don’t know what. Hopefully it will be rectified for the continuation of the Landmark Country Championships in Perth on Saturday July 8. OFA won by 40 points. Frustrated and sorry. Gary Bartholomeusz

GSFL Grand Final

‘My Retro Media’ will broadcast the Great Southern Football League grand final between Mount Barker Bulls and North Albany Kangas this Sunday, September 18, from 2pm. The red & whites won the round three clash by 27 points this season but Mount Barker was successful in the last three by five, eight and four points. The latter being in the second semi-final. North Albany, Western Australia’s oldest football club in its Great Southern region (dating back to 1897), will be playing for its 27th league title. The Kangas won 15 premierships in the Albany Football Association, five in the former Southern Districts Football League and, this Sunday, will be chasing its seventh title in the GSFL. Since its inaugural season in 1994, Mount Barker seeks its second league premiership. The green & black’s sole crown came against Railways in 1996 and lost grand finals to Royals in 1999 and North Albany in 2005. It’s anyone’s ball game on Sunday! Hope to have your company…


Follow Ongerup Football Association’s attempt to win this season’s Division 2 Landmark Country Championship on the weekend of July 9 & 10, 2016, when ‘My Retro Media’ covers its games uninterrupted kick-for-kick. OFA plays the Regional All-Stars at 11am on the Saturday and Eastern Districts that afternoon at 4 o’clock. Both these qualifying matches will be played at East Fremantle Oval (ATOM Stadium) and the call is expected to start around 15 minutes before each game. If successful in making the grand final, you can also listen to the live broadcast from Leederville Oval (Medibank Stadium) from around noon on the Sunday.


‘My Retro Media’ cranks up its 2016 live broadcasts with the Great Southern Football League versus Ongerup Football Association night game at Sounness Park (Mount Barker) on Friday June 17. This match is the first in Western Australia of the new Landmark Country Football Championships’ format launched this season. Round 1 games will be played across the State before competition continues and concludes in Perth on the weekend of July 9 & 10. MRM will also cover all OFA games in Perth and its four finals as well. Joining me in commentary from 6.45pm for the forthcoming GSFL v OFA clash will be GSFL Director Adrian Marshall. We hope to have your company…


A live broadcast of the Round 14 game-of-the-day in the Ongerup Football Association will not happen this Saturday as I have a commitment of higher priority. Tim Green, Tate Barrett and myself will be back to call Jerramungup versus Newdegate in Round 15, the last qualifying round, on Saturday August 22 from 2 o’clock


Borden Magpies, following last Saturday’s first win of the season against Lake Grace / Pingrup at home, travel to Jerramungup this weekend to do battle with the second-placed Eagles. Although the win / loss record between these two teams is very lop-sided this season, Jerramungup (2nd 10/2) has experienced bottom side Borden (1/11) has performed more competitive against the reigning premier than anyone expected. Twelve-year-old apprentice commentator Tate Barrett will call this game along side me from 2 o’clock this Saturday via this website or at Great Southern Radio 1422AM.


Despite another team being sandwiched inbetween top side Gnowangerup (10/1) and third-placed Newdegate (8/3), a likely Ongerup Football Association grand final rehearsal will be played at Gnowangerup this Saturday, August 1, in the Round 12 game-of-the-day. The home team’s sole loss in 2015 occurred against Newdegate during the second series. Spot two on the OFA ladder currently belongs to Jerramungup (9/2), the reigning premier and winner of six of the past seven flags. There is no doubt that, in the mind of most people involved in the Association, the crown will be won by any one of the three top sides. And those not attached to Jerry Eagles, will probably be hoping for a Gnowangerup versus Newdegate grand final. The Bulldogs won its only OFA title in 1996 (by one point against Borden) and Newdegate, winner of four OFA premierships, has the longest current title drought – spanning back to 1991. Newdegate has beaten Jerramungup only once, by four points in last season’s second semi-final, over the past decade and seem to match up better against Gnowangerup. The question of which team of the latter two will go into the forthcoming finals with a 2/1 ratio over its opponent will be answered on Saturday…it promises to be a close encounter. Gnowangerup won Round 2 this season by 13 points and the Lions Round 7 by 21 points. Listen in from 2pm via ‘My Retro Media’ or Radio Great Southern 1422am this Saturday.


Fifth-placed Boxwood Hill Bombers (3/7) hosts top side Gnowangerup Bulldogs (9/1) in this Saturday’s ‘My Retro Media’ broadcast game of the Ongerup Football Association from 2pm. The round signifies the start of the third and last qualifying Series for the Association this season.


My Retro Media’s live broadcast this Saturday, July 18, will be the ‘Battle-of-the-Bombers’ in Round 10 of the Ongerup Football Association Naidoc Round when Boxwood Hill Bombers (4th 3/6) host Lake Grace / Pingrup Bombers (5th 2/7) for outright fourth spot on the ladder. Boxwood won by 24pts in the first series. Co-commentator Tim Green and myself will call the action from 2pm. In the other OFA games, Newdegate Lions (2nd 7/2) faces Jerramungup Eagles (3rd 7/2) at home and the two clubs at either end of the ladder, Gnowangerup Bulldogs (top 8/1) and winless Borden Magpies, play each other at the former’s home ground.