Goldsworthy Tigers 1967 – 1981

Goldsworthy Tigers were formed by Angus (Gus) Matheson.  He was their first coach.

The town of Goldsworthy had the first grassed footy oval in the Pilbara.

The photo below was taken at the Port Hedland race track.  Note the oval was not grassed back then until the 1970s when Colin Matheson was elected to the Port Hedland Shire Council.  Port Hedland finally got a grassed oval in the middle of the race track.

From Gus Matheson's collection
From Gus Matheson’s collection

Uncle Gus 80 054

9 thoughts on “Goldsworthy Tigers 1967 – 1981”

  1. In 1980 Michael Giles played for Goldsworthy. The coach was Ian O’Brien and Baz Ford was the secretary.

  2. My name is Terry Rolfe. I played for the Tigers in 1969 and 1970 ..with Harry Newman and the Mitchell’s to name a few. Got some old photos somewhere. Will try to dig them up and put them on for this site.

    1. Hello Terry. This is a blast from the past from Harry Newman. Good to hear that you remember the good old days of Pilbara football.
      We are having a 50th Anniversary of the De Grey League here in East Fremantle on 19 May. If you are in WA, contact Julie Matheson. It would be great to have you here.

      1. Hi Newy ,Max Kiely here I was surfing and found this site . Remembering the 77 GF, only 1 flag for the tigers?.We were better than that .Cheers

      2. Hi, Harry,
        Andrew Willis here – not football related – but back on my old track of “has anyone got a copy of the old Goldsworthy Christmas video from 1971/1972”? I look back fondly on the heady days of exploration in Mining Area C.

    1. Good morning, I believe I’m the one in Your photo, (Goldsworthy Tigers Best and Fairest) I would very much appreciate You forwarding the aforementioned photo to the email address below. …. Kind Regards, Bill Carey.

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