Club 1864 Newsletter - February 2017





From just 24 members in 2015, last season we had 81 past players and officials sign-up as financial Club 1864 members. Our target for this season is 100+ and we encourage all to recommit and recruit for our 2017 drive. Becoming a financial member remains a valuable contribution to our club.


This season past players and officials are offered the choice of two financial memberships:


Club 1864 Membership (Past Players and Officials) = $55.00

  • Admission into all home games
  • Half-price admission to away games
  • $20 merchandise voucher
  • Bumper sticker
  • Fixture fridge magnet
  • Monthly Club 1864 e-newsletter
  • Voting rights at Annual General Meeting


Towner's Membership (Past Players and Officials) = $20.00

  • Monthly Club 1864 e-newsletter
  • 4 editions of club newsletter
  • Bumper sticker


All past players and officials are encouraged to either contact the Club on 9391 0309 or purchase a membership online at




Club 1864 aims to create a significant network of former players and officials and also conduct successful functions where we can simply catch up and enjoy each others company. Whether you are a financial member or not, you are encouraged to come along and enjoy these events.


Club 1864 Barefoot Bowls Evening = $25.00

  • Friday 17th March, 2017
  • Williamstown Bowling Club, Melbourne Road, Williamstown
  • 5.00pm for a 6.00pm start
  • Finger food included with drinks at bar prices


Club 1864 Quarterly Luncheon

  • Thursday 30th March, 2017
  • 12.30pm
  • Steampacket Hotel, Cole Street, Williamstown


Past Players & Officials Reunion

  • Sunday 7th May, 2017
  • Round 4 vs Coburg Lions at Burbank Oval
  • 1.00pm
  • Once you are in the ground all Past Players & Officials are invited to the Seaview Williamstown Events Centre to enjoy the game and the company.





1997 saw Tony Pastore, who had captained the Seagulls side for four years and given enormous service as both a defender and a forward, play the last of his 189 games with the club. Selected on the interchange in the Williamstown Team of the Century and a Hall of Fame inductee, 'Pas' proved to be one of the most versatile players in Williamstown's history.


As a first-year player he replaced the injured Robert Dimartino, and the suspended Mark Brierty, at fullback in the 1986 premiership win against Coburg at the Junction Oval. Pastore was awarded the Norm Goss Medal as best on ground.



After a season with AFL club Richmond in 1987, Pastore played his only AFL game in Round six in a loss to Melbourne at the MCG. Many believe that his form deserved more senior opportunities than just the one, due to his impressive performances at the AFL Reserves level where he won Richmond's best and fairest award.


Returning to Williamstown, Pastore was a member of our famous 1990, come from behind premiership win and kicked 150 goals over an eleven-year career.


Check out an interview with Tony Pastore below:


Team of the Decade


This season sees us focus on the era of the 1960's culminating in the announcement of a 'Team of the Decade' at our Hall of Fame function on Saturday 6th May at Seaview Williamstown Events Centre.

Next month the Club 1864 web page begins to look more closely at the players and officials who contributed significantly during this period.