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
Thousands of people attended the Shepparton dawn service on Anzac Day, with the RSL tipping it could be the biggest ever.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.