Category Archives: 1980s

Pilbara Footy Characters

De Grey Football League – Footballer of the Week, circa 1983

Colin Matheson Profile

Nick name: Killer Colin
Name: Colin Peter Mattersnot
Age: 21
Birthplace: Subiaco Oval
Hair colour: dark with distinguished side-burns
Occupation: enthusiastic bottle-o
Favourite other sports: oral exercises
Favourite TV show: football replays
Favourite food: chicken, chicken legs, chicken wings, chicken breasts
Favourite drink: beer
Present club: West Perth
Favourite position: left right out
Luckiest break: living in Port Hedland
Greatest football moment: West Perth winning the grand final
Greatest disappointment: not having opportunity to be a VFL umpire
Most respected player: Wild Teddy Trelorny
Hardest player to tackle: Angry Ant
Football dislikes: being a sook
Football ambitions: see North Pilbara League best country competition in WA

BP Championships 1970-1981

De Grey Football League’s president Colin Matheson was one of the founding members of the Pilbara’s BP Championships in 1976.

Here are some of the memorable teams and players who represented De Grey:

Women’s Pilbara Football

This weekend on Saturday 7 November 2015, a twilight carnival will be held at Colin Matheson Oval, Tinder Street, Cooke Point.

This event will be one to add to the history books of Pilbara football.

Pilbara women's football carnival, Colin Matheson Oval, 7 November 2015
Pilbara women’s football carnival, Colin Matheson Oval, 7 November 2015

UPDATE:  11 November 2015 North West Telegraph, Reds Triumphant at inaugural carnival.

It’s not the first ladies football match recorded in Port Hedland.  See this story from 1972 when Panthers Bunneys took on Panthers Mooses.

In 1980, Rovers ladies played a match against Swans ladies

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Swans formation 1974 and ladies footy team 1980.
Swans formation 1974 and ladies footy team 1980.