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.
A Mitchell Starc signed Australian cricket shirt and signed bats will be up for auction tonight at St George's Rd Primary School as part of raising funds for the Hands for Help Nepal charity.
Local kayaking athletes Brea Roadley and Kayla Whinray have continued making a splash in their sport on both a national and international level.
Tatura’s St Vincent de Paul Society has made a sizeable donation to Sacred Heart School community for 2015.
A woman who had been riding a motor scooter was airlifted to Melbourne this evening after colliding with a car on the Northern Hwy outside the All Rivers Motor Inn.
Campaspe Valley Community Centre played host to Audrey Hepburn, Little Red Riding Hood, Napoleon Dynamite and even the Titanic recently.
Jackson Gentle beats younger sibling Cooper in thrilling Parkland decider
What will it take for politicians to start taking Nagambie's case for an ambulance seriously?
Record cattle prices were recorded at the Finley Saleyards on Friday
City of Greater Bendigo is urging district residents to visit St John’s Anglican Church in Heathcote to celebrate the centenary of architect William Vahland’s death.
It was a dream start to Picola’s interleague campaign on Saturday, with the under-17 team notching up an impressive 91-point victory.
Gov’t overhauls GP incentive scheme.
There may never be a solution to the Murray-Darling Basin and managing its water — Australia’s greatest natural asset.
Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber tells The Ensign, producers should oppose the sale of the long term lease of the Port by the Andrews Government.
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.