This weekend former greats and could-have-been champions of Cobram Football Netball Club will gather for three very special anniversaries.ROB HENSON July 1, 2014 3:35am
Legends: Gary Ennals, Leon West and Terry Wells played in Cobram's 1974, 1969 and 1984 premiership wins respectively.
This weekend former greats and could-have-been champions of Cobram Football Netball Club will gather for three very special anniversaries.
This year marks 30 years, 40 years and 45 years since the club’s 1984, 1974 and 1969 football premierships respectively.
All past players, supporters and people involved with the club have been welcomed to the weekend of festivities centering around the home fixture against Moama on Saturday, June 28.
Ruck rover in the club’s 1984 grand final win Terry Wells said it was hoped more than 100 people would return to celebrate the milestone.
‘‘We’ve set aside the last home game in June as a standard Past Players Day,’’ he said.
‘‘This year it just happens to line up with those anniversaries and we want to open it up to anybody who’s had anything to do with the club over the years.’’
The festivities begin Friday night, with drinks at the Bottom Pub from 6.30
‘‘There will be a lot of reminiscing, and that’s what it’s all about,’’ he said.
In 1984 the Tigers had gone through the year undefeated, then in the grand final found themselves in a lot of strife.
‘‘We were 33 points down at quarter time, and we basically, in the last three or four seconds, got the goal that put us in front,’’ Mr Wells said.
‘‘It was almost a totally local side, 16 of us went to high school together,’’ he said.
Peter Mogg kicked the winning goal — the son of league legend and club stalwart Les Mogg who has a stand named after him at the ground.
Les coached the Tigers seniors to premierships in 1955, 1959, 1961 and 1966, then was pulled out of retirement to coach the 1984 side.
‘‘People said he was too old, but he took us through undefeated and we won the flag,’’ Mr Wells said.
He said a premiership was ‘‘the culmination of your football career’’.
And while the current seniors are win-less halfway through the season, Mr Wells lauded their ‘‘spirit’’.
‘‘I came down last (Thursday) night — those sheds are full of kids. And I don’t think we’re, spiritually, in the doldrums.’’
Two past premiership coaches are billed to appear over the weekend — John Merton (1969) and Bob Singline (1974).
The festivities start at 12.30
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