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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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BP Championships 1970-1981

De Grey Football League’s president Colin Matheson was one of the founding members of the Pilbara’s BP Championships in 1976.

Here are some of the memorable teams and players who represented De Grey:

Panthers 1980

Panthers Football Club, 1980 – The Year That Was.

Since February 1978, the Club has shown a great deal of character, improving their final position on the ladder from 6th to 3rd in 1980.

Panthers social club was very active with many functions, and small and large projects that ended up with more interest being shown in the club on the football ground.

Panthers main target was that of acquiring an experienced, successful coach for the club.  It was realised with ex-Goldsworthy coach Harry Newman was engaged for the season.

At Harry’s opening address during the Membership Night in April 1980 many will agree that it was his methodical and controlled approach to moulding together the most individually talented collection of footballers in the League that enabled Panthers to be potential Premiers.  Unfortunate circumstances throughout the season were to deny Panthers that goal.

Read more about 1980 here:

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