Football hit the front page of The Hedland Times in August 1967. The two rival towns of Port Hedland and Marble Bar played a footy match with Colin Matheson as the field umpire.
Some of the faces recognised in the photos were:
Noel Crichton-Browne, Roger Richardson, Junior Bracken,
Can you pick the rest?
Minutes of an inaugural Meeting held Sunday 13 April 1969
Nomination for President: Colin Matheson. Proposed John Ernshaw Port Hedland Seconded Ron Edwards Marble Bar. Unanimous.
Senior Vice President: Wally Podmore – Declined. Norm Bradbury. Proposed W. Podmore Finucane Island, Seconded D O’Brien Finucane Island. Elected.
Junior Vice President: Dennis O’Meara. Proposed R Edwards Marble Bar, Seconded B Milner Port Hedland. Unanimous
Secretary: Tony Devlin. Proposed J Coulis Port Hedland, seconded Mr McClit Port Hedland. Elected.
Each Club advised names of delegates:
Goldsworthy: Roy Jameson, Kevin Cottrell
Marble Bar: Ron Edwards, Ron Edwards “younger”
Finucane Island: Wally Podmore, Doug O’Brien, Norm Bradbury
Panthers: Pat Love, Eric Pratt
Rovers: Len Mitchell, S Bennett
Name of Association: Pilbara Football Association. Moved Norm Bradbury, seconded Dennis O’Meara. De Grey Football Association. Moved Ron Edwards, seconded R Edwards jnr.
Decision: De Grey Football Association.