Katandra Football Club is trying to identify the men in a 1913 premiership photo which was recently unearthed at the Kats' clubrooms.DAMEN FRANCIS June 12, 2014 3:10am
Katandra Football Club is calling for the community to help identify the members in this 1913 premiership photo.
Katandra Football Club is on a mission to uncover the identity of what are believed to be its original premiership heroes.
A photo found in the clubrooms at Katandra Recreation Reserve has been confirmed as a Katandra District Football Association premiership team shot from 1913.
Only two players have been identified — Paddy Jeffery (middle row, second from right) and Bert Ford (front row, far right) — and Kats assistant secretary-treasurer Helen Wickham hoped people would recognise some of the faces in the photo.
‘‘We weren’t sure when we looked at it last year whether it was soccer or football because the ball was round,’’ Wickham said.
‘‘I contacted Garry Wallden who is head of the history group in Katandra, and he said it was definitely football and they were able to provide us with a 1914 premiership photo as well, which was amazing.
‘‘We’re all pretty excited at the club that we’ve confirmed it is football and it is a premiership.’’
A self-confessed history buff, Wickham said the club went into recess when World War I broke out in 1914 and the 1913 premiership photo represented the oldest record of the club.
Reunions for the club’s 2004, 1984 and 1974 premiership teams were already being organised for this season and the club was keen to honour the centenary of the back-to-back flags at the same time.
Wickham also said club member David Irvine had been given a medal from 1913 that was discovered at a house at Invergordon, which could offer further information.
Wickham said she and Wallden had discussed the idea of producing a book on the history of the club.
Advertising Standards Bureau slaps McDonald's for offering free fries vouchers to children at SPC Ardmona KidsTown.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
Following a concerted effort by Merrigum Community Group to upgrade signage in the town, it was announced at last Monday’s community meeting that design of a new information sign, to be located near the bus shelter in Waverley Ave, has been completed.
Mac Varell-Mckee knowns how lucky he is to be alive and he has Adrian Shultz, Kevin Davis and Steve Marsh to thank.
Rochester resident John Constable has received the latest vision scanner available, thanks to Rochester Lions.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
It's not everyday you get 'most sincere thanks' from the Queen - as a Seymour girl found out.
St Joseph's Jerilderie teacher Steve Jones has released an album with his band, Steve Jones and The Velvet Glove.
The district has shivered during the past couple of weeks with night temperatures falling below zero. For those prepared to brave the winter chill, Lake Eppalock offers stunning scenery and yellow wattle brightens district forests.
Black Dog ride participants meet up in Cobram before they burn rubber to beat the blues.
Deniliquin High School students are preparing to take part in the Great Victorian Bike Ride for the 13th year in a row.
Wheat crops sown at the end of April to mid-May were two to three weeks early, increasing the risk of frost damage, the Finley Discussion Group’s meetings earlier this month heard.
John 'Jack' Roe remembered as a gentleman; battle-scared but a genuine, dignified man of integrity.
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.