Player Sponsor Profile – Travas “Sandy” Franklin

Player Sponsor Profile – Travas “Sandy” Franklin

Player Sponsor Profile –  Travas “Sandy” Franklin

Age: 41

Partners Name: Jacqui

Children: None yet.

Occupation: Aftermarket Representative Manager for Volvo/Mack and UD Truck Dealership

Hometown: Originally from Three Springs WA

AFL Team Supported: Dockers

Number of years at Wembley Vets: This is my third season with Wembley after two with Vic Park Pigs

First Club: Three Springs Football Club

Clubs I’ve played for: Three Springs, Wesley College, Vic Park Pigs

Premierships played in, won, lost: 1984 Grand Final: Three Springs Nippers V Dongara, it was an epic clash, hot in the clinches as both teams played with 18 midfielders. Tears, vomit and blood flowed but ultimately we lost by a point despite me kicking 8 goals off a wing (if memory serves).

Best playing memory: Got to play the curtain raiser for  the Derby a few years ago (for Vic Park Pigs vs Eastern Hills).  The game where Ballas though he got a goal to win the game after the siren but didn’t.

Worst Football injury: Broke my pinky in that game but didn’t know it at the time, certainly didn’t make a big deal about it like Bero.

At the bar, you’d most likely find me with a wheat beer in my hand.

If it’s on the menu, I will probably order: Pork Belly

Three past footy champions to invite to lunch: Shane Parker, Woosha and Stuart Dew (just so I can crap onto him about how awesome he was in the 2008 GF.)

Other Leisure Activities: Going to the Dockers home games, music, watching stand-up comedy and eating out.

Why did you choose to be Player Sponsor: Money laundering essentially.