Colleagues at Stirling Council, rivals on the AFL field

Things get a bit snippy: Trevor Holland and Ross Povey work well together, but are miles apart when it comes to their footy teams.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d443822
Things get a bit snippy: Trevor Holland and Ross Povey work well together, but are miles apart when it comes to their footy teams. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d443822

CITY of Stirling colleagues Trevor Holland and Ross Povey may work well together but when it comes to their football team’s they are arch rivals.

Mr Holland, the City’s community development director, bleeds purple while Mr Povey, the City’s planning director, is an Eagles supporter through and through.

Mr Holland said he had followed the port team since they started in 1994 and was hoping he would see them bring home the premiership at the MCG.

“They have an excellent chance,” Mr Holland said. “I’d put my car on it.”

“The premierships won by West Coast in the past have had more than 50 recent players born and playing in Fremantle so technically half their Premierships should go to Freo.”

Mr Povey on the other hand he would happy to see the purple army’s trophy cabinet remain empty and he is hoping to see it happen come Grand Final day.

“Like most of WA I want to see a Western Derby grand final but the Eagles have been the real standout achievers this year,” Mr Povey said.

“I’m very tempted to make the trek to Melbourne, but we’ll be in Perth glued to the screen.

“The Eagles will be working hard to make it premiership number four and keep that Dockers trophy cabinet empty.”