Category Archives: 2000s

Quiz Night

The Town of Port Hedland celebrates 120 years since its gazettal on 22 October 1896.

Footy players, officials, administrators, coaches, families and supporters are all part of Port Hedland’s history, and the history of the De Grey Football Association which is now known at the North Pilbara Football League.

Julie Matheson (Colin’s daughter) is hosting a fund-raiser and quiz night for the Port Hedland Historical Society at the Esplanade Hotel (original home of Rovers) on Friday 21 October 2016, starting at 6.30 pm.

Great cash prizes to win including two tickets (undercover) to EITHER Eagles or Dockers game at Subiaco Oval next year 2017. It’s the last year of footy at Subi Oval.

Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.  All welcome

It’s for a good cause to help save Port Hedland’s history.


Women’s football carnival results

Extract from article written by Peter de Kruijff, Reds triumphant at inaugural carnival, North West Telegraph, 11 November 2015.

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.