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Swans 40 years

South Hedland Football Club has a very proud football history in the Pilbara from 1974 to the present day, with players and supporters fondly known as the Swannies.

Swans are part of pioneering football in the Pilbara when the team joined the De Grey Football League in 1974 along with Shay Gap Hawks.  The first league game was played against Goldsworthy in 1975.

After 40 years of wins, growth and great leadership in the South Hedland community, Swans celebrated a 40 year mile stone.

Here’s a message extract from the celebration booklet by the President, Mr Barry Taylor:

The South Hedland Football Club after being in the competition for 5 years won its first League and Reserves premiership in 1980. This followed by a League premiership in 1985.  The Reserves and Colts teams won premierships in 1991, with the Reserves again successful in 1994, and 200??

Then began what is possibly the best era / period of the clubs short history, 5 consecutive
premiership flags were won in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 under the clubs most successful coach Kevin Taylor. Under Kevin’s stewardship the 1990’s would be the best decade of the club, 1 Colts, 2 Reserves and 5 consecutive League Premierships.
It must also be mentioned that South Hedland played in 9 League Grand Finals since 1992 and 2014, losing in 1998, 1999, 2005 and 2011. A remarkable achievement in the clubs history.

Read more here:

Swans 40 Year Booklet 2014

To stay in touch with Swans, call Barry Taylor on 0438 954 458

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De Grey Football Association Reunion

INVITATION

All former players, officials, sponsors and partners of the De Grey Football Association

(pre-1969 to 1982)

Rovers, Panthers, Finucane Island, Goldsworthy, Marble Bar, Shay Gap and Swans

Gather your former team mates together for an afternoon of fun, laughter and tall stories.  Enjoy views of Perth’s iconic Swan River on a trip down memory lane.

DATE: Sunday 19 May 2019       TIME: 12 noon

VENUE: Swan Yacht Club, Riverside Drive, EAST FREMANTLE

ATTIRE: Smart casual (show your team colours)

MEMORIES: Please bring your written stories, medals, trophies, flags, photos and any club memorabilia for scanning to be placed on this website for time immemorial.

PROGRAMME: includes a buffet lunch by the Swan River, Surprise Guest Speaker, Almost footy legends – Captain and Coaches Pick, De Grey Team of the Century Presentation, Silent Auction – Hall of Fame, Slide Show from Colin Matheson estate collection and others.

TABLES OF 10: $490

INDIVIDUALS: $55 per person

Please pay via online banking with your name in the description:

Bankwest BSB:  303-092     Account: 7512 475

BOOKINGS CONFIRMATION TO: Adrian Marshall on 0459 249 999 or email: click here>>>

 

 

 

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.