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'THE town literally was x thrown open to us,' says Len Paech former Sturt player, nnnt smTOtarv and treasurer of
the SANF Association, in com menting on the visit by a com bined association side to Port Pirie last week-end. Most impressive feature, he says, of the visit was the im portance attached by Port Pirie talk to visits by league and asso ciation teams and officials. He pays special tribute to the attention danced on the metro politan party by the Port Pirie Association president L. Wundke, and secretary John Hocking. The association team's victory, by four goals (the greatest mar gin between the teams to seven games), was not won without a Hard fight. Ted Whelan (Port Adelaide) won the trophy presented by the Port Pirie Association, and. L. Veal (Port Pirie) that given by the visiting association. Ray Cock (Glenelg) and George Jobson (Port Pirie), the latter being readily recalled be cause of the good football he played with South Adelaide, also were outstanding. Messrs. A. R. Tyson. George Patfull (chairman), J. A. Jones (selector), F. O'Gorman and P. L. Wright provided trophies for the winning side, and these went to Cock, Phil Mabarrack (West Adelaide), B. Potter (Glenelg), Cliff Todd (West Adelaide) and Brian Johns (Sturt). At a dinner on Saturday even ing presentations were made to John Hocking (local secretary) and Len Paech (who managed the visiting party). ? ? ? ? ? WHYALLA had a comfort ' able win over Great North ern in the match at Whyalla on Sunday. The scores were 21.16 to 10.8. Stars were R. C. V. Hill (Whyalla) and J. Bothwell (Great Northern). On the previous day at Why alla Whyalla Juniors 14.14 beat the visiting SAN Junior Colts, 11.15. Best players were B. P. Hannah (Whyalla) and B. Hill (Colts). In the previous series of Whyalla League games, Mar cus Boyall, former Glenelg player, was adjudged best player for the Central team. ? ? ? ? Vf ID- WEEK Football Associa aL tion. following the with drawal of Railways, has revised its programme as follows: — July :- (Monday). — Fire Brigade v. Tramways (Norwood). July ft (Wednesday). — Army V. Police (Kensington). July 12. — Army v. Tramways (Nor wood I; Police v. Fire Brigade (Unley). July 19. — Army v. Fire Brigade iKenslngtonl; Tramways v. Police ( Unley I. July 2fi. — Tramways v. Fire Brigade I Norwood I; Police v. Army I to be arranged I.
TO celebrate the 50th anni -*? versary of its foundation, Sturt Football Club will hold a reunion of past and present players, officials and trainers at unley Town Hall on August 16. Secretary Jack ('Wizzo') Wadham, 10 Hawkes avenue, Da Costa Park, said yester day:— 'The whereabouts of many of the older members and former players and officials are unknown to us. If these addresses can be forwarded to me as early as possible we will be able to do what we want to do — send them
invitations to attend this cele bration, which looks like being one of the best we've ever had.' ? * ? ? TT'S nice to coach a team which M wins by 127 points, but a lot of the rilt is rubbed off the
ginger - bread when the re sult is pub lished in re verse. In the coun try section of 'The Adver tiser' recently it was reported that East Gambler 20.18, d. Millicent 1.5. It should have read the other
way round. Writes a Millicent correspon dent:— 'Echoes of the cheers that greeted some brilliant effort by Jim Templeton. South Adelaide and State half -forward a few years ago, may now be heard down in this corner of the State. 'Jim is captain-coach of Mil licent to the SE and Border League He found the club licking its wounds after a sorry performance in 1949 when it won only two matches, but de riving what comfort it could from recollections of past glories when the No. 1 magpie jacket of Millicent was worn by C. McDonald (North Adelaide), by Gordon Barbary (Glenelg) and Ken Johnson (Port Ade laide). 'Now, after eight games, Mil licent is third on the premier ship table, following its loss of the first two matches with five wins to the next six. Jim Tem pleton's name stands high. ♦ » ? » KEN MCGREGOR, whose 'handsome, sun -tanned features and physique' appar ently have the Wimbledon women a-twitter, was a very promising footballer when with West Adelaide Colts. Most people in Adelaide know that, but not many know that Ken was a product of the South Adelaide district. He was cleared to West Adelaide be cause of his father's long asso ciation with that club. ? ? ? ? WHAT'S become of the Smith's and the Jones's? In the last series of league football matches there was not one Smith nor one Jones to the 160 players. But there is a plurality of other names nowadays. The Edwardses lead the way. This season six players named Edwards have made then- ap pearance in league ranks! In second place is the Wil liams clan with four repre sentatives. Kevin J. Hynes, Moldavia street, Glandore, points out that for sheer coincidence, however, the North Adelaide West Torrens teams of 20 years ago would be hard to beat. Each had a Fleet (Harry and Alby), each a Munn (Ray and Lou) and each a Lock (Sid and Jack) when they played each other on June 7, 1930. * ? ? ? fTILBURN, which boasts the best record of any team in the northern suburban compe tition since 1925, will hold its 25th anniversary social in the RSL hall, Way street, Kilburn. on July 12. J. W. Summersides, who will
be remembered as a league player a few years ago, says that it will be 'one large bucks' turn that night.' He appeals, on behalf of the club committee, to all members, past and present, to advise the committee by tomorrow whe ther they will be present. The social secretary is A. J. Olave sen, 360 Junction road, Wing Held Kilburn, which won the pre miership of the North Adelaide District Association to 1928, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946 and 1947, has been a prolific nursery for league clubs. A few of its products to recent years have been— J. Latimer, C. Homan, G. Hogan, D. West, B. Cearns, B. Neville, K. Carroll and L. Hill (North Adelaide), A. Oatway (North Adelaide and West Adelaide), J. Summersides (North Ade laide, West Adelaide and Gle nelg), D. Thompson (South Adelaide), F. Bolton (Nortii Adelaide and South Adelaide), F. Cutler (West Torrens). Jack Forrester, secretary of North Adelaide, was a former Kilburn player. The district used to be called Chicago, but residents became so fed up with mail arriving very late marked 'Not known here' and with an American postmark, that they changed it to Kilburn. ? ? * ? PORT Adelaide Football Club will entertain two district teams— Semaphore Park and Ethelton — at a concert at Al berton Oval on Sunday morn tog. The club makes a practice of inviting junior teams to these concerts during the season. As a result of one of these invi ations the club induced Harold McDonald, one of its present centre wingmen, to play with the league team. ♦ ? ? * ?TRAMWAYS will play a -'- match against RAAF (Mallala) at Unley Oval next Wednesday.