Tag Archives: Goldsworthy

Barefoot footy in the Pilbara

In the 1960s, footy games were played on a sandy patch cleared of rocks and stones.

According to Pat Love, legendary goal scorer for Panthers and Rovers, playing footy games in bare feet was easier on these sandy Pilbara ovals.

Colin Matheson‘s football collection has lots of photos capturing the tough breed of footballer in the Pilbara.

This photo collection is a draft.  Please excuse the amateur attempt and publishing software notation across the screen.  A better version will be updated shortly.

 

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1973 DGFA Life Member

The De Grey Football Association has made Mr Harry Newman a Life Member of the Association.

Mr Newman has been Secretary/Treasurer of the Goldsworthy Football Club for the past three year, and coached the Club in 1969.

He won the Association’s Fairest and Best medal in 1971 and was Fairest and Best for his Club.

The President of the De Grey Football Association Mr Matheson said today Mr Newman was leaving the district soon and his Life Membership was in appreciation for what he had contributed to football in the area.

Harry Newman life member 1973

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:

Panthers Year Book 1980 Image (150) Image (151) Image (152) Image (153) Image (154) Image (155)