Tatong Football Netball Club will celebrate its 106 year history next month.May 30, 2014 3:18am
More than 100 years of history will be celebrated next month at the Tatong Football Netball Club ‘‘end of an era’’ celebration.
The day and night event will bring together past and present players, supporters, members, sponsors and friends to reflect and celebrate the 106-year history of the district sports club.
This year the club merged with Swanpool Football Netball Club as the Samaria Suns Sports Club.
The merge came after the two clubs refused AFL Northeast Border Commission’s proposal last year for a three-way merge with Goorambat Football Netball Club.
The clubs have no on-field representation in the Ovens and King Football Netball League this year, and Samaria Suns will make a formal request to move to another league for the 2015 season.
Former Tatong Football Netball Club president Barry Lewis said the end of an era celebration was a way to recognise the important role the club played in the community for many generations.
‘‘It was a huge part of my life, it’s been 56 years I’ve been involved,’’ he said.
Three generations of the Lewis family were involved in Tatong Football Netball Club. Mr Lewis’ father played for the club in the 1930s, his sons Cameron and Shane played football and his daughters Donna and Nicole played netball.
His father-in-law, Thomas Sullivan, was also the captain coach of the 1911 premiership team.
‘‘I started on the scoreboard at probably the age of 10 as a kid and as I got older I was a boundary umpire, played, injuries forced me to retire at the age of about 28 then I became involved in the administration side of it,’’ he said.
‘‘When you’ve got kids involved it’s a community thing.’’
The end-of-an-era celebration will be held on June 7, beginning at 8
A ‘legends match’ will star some of Tatong’s finest and a historical display will be on show from Tatong Heritage Group.
There will be plenty of activities to keep kids entertained, and the event will culminate in a two-course evening meal at the Tatong Hall with live entertainment.
Tickets for the dinner are on sale now from Future Direction Fitness and Georgina’s Restaurant.
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