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.
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