Swans 40 years

South Hedland Football Club has a very proud football history in the Pilbara from 1974 to the present day, with players and supporters fondly known as the Swannies.

Swans are part of pioneering football in the Pilbara when the team joined the De Grey Football League in 1974 along with Shay Gap Hawks.  The first league game was played against Goldsworthy in 1975.

After 40 years of wins, growth and great leadership in the South Hedland community, Swans celebrated a 40 year mile stone.

Here’s a message extract from the celebration booklet by the President, Mr Barry Taylor:

The South Hedland Football Club after being in the competition for 5 years won its first League and Reserves premiership in 1980. This followed by a League premiership in 1985.  The Reserves and Colts teams won premierships in 1991, with the Reserves again successful in 1994, and 200??

Then began what is possibly the best era / period of the clubs short history, 5 consecutive
premiership flags were won in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 under the clubs most successful coach Kevin Taylor. Under Kevin’s stewardship the 1990’s would be the best decade of the club, 1 Colts, 2 Reserves and 5 consecutive League Premierships.
It must also be mentioned that South Hedland played in 9 League Grand Finals since 1992 and 2014, losing in 1998, 1999, 2005 and 2011. A remarkable achievement in the clubs history.

Read more here:

Swans 40 Year Booklet 2014

To stay in touch with Swans, call Barry Taylor on 0438 954 458

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De Grey Football Association Reunion

INVITATION

All former players, officials, sponsors and partners of the De Grey Football Association

(pre-1969 to 1982)

Rovers, Panthers, Finucane Island, Goldsworthy, Marble Bar, Shay Gap and Swans

Gather your former team mates together for an afternoon of fun, laughter and tall stories.  Enjoy views of Perth’s iconic Swan River on a trip down memory lane.

DATE: Sunday 19 May 2019       TIME: 12 noon

VENUE: Swan Yacht Club, Riverside Drive, EAST FREMANTLE

ATTIRE: Smart casual (show your team colours)

MEMORIES: Please bring your written stories, medals, trophies, flags, photos and any club memorabilia for scanning to be placed on this website for time immemorial.

PROGRAMME: includes a buffet lunch by the Swan River, Surprise Guest Speaker, Almost footy legends – Captain and Coaches Pick, De Grey Team of the Century Presentation, Silent Auction – Hall of Fame, Slide Show from Colin Matheson estate collection and others.

TABLES OF 10: $490

INDIVIDUALS: $55 per person

Please pay via online banking with your name in the description:

Bankwest BSB:  303-092     Account: 7512 475

BOOKINGS CONFIRMATION TO: Adrian Marshall on 0459 249 999 or email: click here>>>

 

 

 

De Grey Football League 1969 – 2019

DE GREY FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1969 – 2019

20190128 ad for 50 year reunion 1969
The West Australian Advert, 28 January 2019

If you were a trail blazer for the De Grey Football League, now known as the North Pilbara Football League, this one’s for you.

Mark your diary to be in Perth in May 2019 to celebrate 50 years of football in the Pilbara.

You know what it means to play footy in the Pilbara, be a committee member, an umpire, and an curator of football history.

Please join us.

  • Pier Panthers.
  • Rovers (Port Hedland Towns)
  • Finucane Island.
  • Marble Bar
  • Goldsworthy.
  • Shay Gap.
  • Swans (South Hedland)