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.
The Hedland Reds barnstormed their way to the inaugural VSwans Pilbara Women’s AFL Twilight Carnival Shield without dropping a game.
Facing the highly touted Newman Dragons in the grand final on Saturday night at Colin Matheson Oval, the Reds snapped three goals with the wind in the first half and held on for the rest of the game to win the competition.
It was the second defeat the Reds had given to the Dragons on the night in the round-robin event, having won 4.1 (25) to 3.2 (20) in their first encounter.
But the final was the fiercest game of the night as the top two sides tussled hard, disposing of the ball well and stringing together a few seamless passages of play.
Hedland Reds coach Shane Beros was chuffed with the title and said initially he had not known what to expect when his full squad pulled on their guernseys on the weekend.
With a few former WAFL players, good size and young talent, the side proved to be the team to beat.
For his trouble, Beros copped a cooler full of ice-cold water on a windy night courtesy of a cheeky young supporter.
The tournament started with a clash between the Karratha Panthers and the Reds.