Panthers Football Club, 1980 – The Year That Was.
Since February 1978, the Club has shown a great deal of character, improving their final position on the ladder from 6th to 3rd in 1980.
Panthers social club was very active with many functions, and small and large projects that ended up with more interest being shown in the club on the football ground.
Panthers main target was that of acquiring an experienced, successful coach for the club. It was realised with ex-Goldsworthy coach Harry Newman was engaged for the season.
At Harry’s opening address during the Membership Night in April 1980 many will agree that it was his methodical and controlled approach to moulding together the most individually talented collection of footballers in the League that enabled Panthers to be potential Premiers. Unfortunate circumstances throughout the season were to deny Panthers that goal.
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