Club 1864 Newsletter - June 2017

 

MEMBERSHIP:

 

We are now in the final weeks of our push toward 100 past players and officials weighing in and becoming financial members of the club.

 

Great to see 1980's Full Back, Rollo Goetz join up and be seen at our games supporting his nephew Luke.

 

All past players and officials are encouraged to either contact the Club on 9391 0309 or complete the on-line membership form via www.williamstownfc.com.au/membership.

          

 

 

Our thanks to:

 

1

Brian Harvey

34

Brian Nichols

67

Graeme Cole

2

George Bindless

35

Martin Vonier

68

Garry Jeremiah

3

George Mazouris

36

Stephen Masters

69

Craig Nankervis

4

Peter Lausch

37

Tony Pastore

70

Graeme Crocker

5

Graeme Buchanan

38

Peter McDonald

71

Bernadette O’Sullivan

6

Dean Humphries

39

Phil O’Keefe

72

“Doc” Gilani

7

Bob Jones

40

Andrew Howlett

73

David Utber

8

John Williams

41

Scott Clouston

74

Ernie Poole

9

Ray Smith

42

Saade Ghazi

75

Ben Davies

10

Bruce Wookey

43

Troy West

76

Clint Rippon

11

Lou Raunik

44

“Chops” Rickman

 

 

12

Terry Wheeler

45

Graham Bird

 

New members this month….

13

Mark Cross

46

Ray Moloney

 

 

14

Michael Mulligan

47

Jessie James

77

John Whittington

15

Matt Cape

48

Gerry Callahan

78

Mark Fotheringham

16

Jason Chan

49

Eric Beitzel

79

Graeme Kennedy

17

John Grieve

50

Tom Russell

80

Barry Height

18

Bill Ritchie

51

Michael Brown

81

Mick Baker

19

Bob Pearman

52

John Sedeway

82

Todd Clark

20

Leigh Sheehan

53

Trevor Monti

83

Richard Evans

21

Glen Smith

54

Brian Auld

84

Mark Szalay

22

Peter Ryan

55

Lindsay Murphy

85

Rollo Goetz

23

WJ Dooley

56

Arnel Davis

86

Les Quinn

24

Larry Simmons

57

David Smith

87

Ray Green

25

Kim Kershaw

58

Luke Kovanovic

88

Geoff Dougall

26

Mandy Drew

59

Max Munday

89

Max Everitt

27

Gerard Drew

60

Rod Williams

 

 

28

Ray Titter

61

Mal Macpherson

 

 

29

Phil McTaggart

62

Ken Evans

 

 

30

Len Kent

63

George Major

 

 

31

Frank Jones

64

Brian Patterson

 

 

32

Brad Lloyd

65

Jim O’Toole

 

 

33

“Bulldog” Ind

66

John Fanning

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING FUNCTIONS:

 

1.            Club 1864 Luncheon - No. 2

·         Friday 30th June, 2017

·         12.30pm

·         Railway Hotel, Anderson St, Yarraville

4 time Club Champion and Hall of Fame inductee, Kim Kershaw, hosts this luncheon. Come and join Kim for lunch and a few drinks all at bar prices.

 

2.            Club 1864 Luncheon - No. 3

·         Friday 7th September, 2017

·         12.30pm

·         Stags Head Hotel, Williamstown

 

3.            Club 1864 Social Event - No. 2

President, Phil McTaggart, is following up with our top-line lawn bowlers, Chops Rickman, Jesse James and the Hodges brothers, to organise our final social event for the year. Next month's Newsletter should hold all the details for this grand finale! 

 

FEATURE – Williamstown Football Club "Team of the Decade - 1960s"

With selection based upon the way the game was played during that era, 16 positional players were named, along with a 17th and an 18th man and a coach. Consideration was given to the quality of play and the impact made by each particular player in the seasons between 1960 and 1969. A number of players, champions of the 1950’s, could be considered due to the ongoing quality of their football during the early years of the 1960’s decade.

 

(Picture from Back Left - Bobby Turner, Tom Russell, Ken Barnes, Ian “Hucky” Johnston, Ray Smith, George Mazouris, Max Papley, Alan McAsey, Mick Mulligan)

Backs:

Daryl Ward

Tom Russell

Leo Maloney

Half Backs:

Ian Johnston

Terry O’Mara

John Cope

Centre:

 

Max Papley

 

Half Forwards:

Ray Smith

Lindsay Murphy

Bobby Turner

Forwards:

Bob Ware

Dallas Patterson

Mick Mulligan

Followers

Ken Barnes

Alan McAsey

George Mazouris

Coach:

Gerry Callahan

 

 

 

HALL OF FAME - Inductees

Five past servants of the Williamstown Football Club have been inducted into the club's Hall of Fame.

Eric 'Tarzan' Glass
Recruited from Melbourne, Glass played 82 games and kicked 54 goals for the club between 1939-1945, and was a major part of the 1939 & 1945 premiership sides. Ruck Rover in Williamstown's Team of the Century, Glass also served in the Royal Australian Air Force in World War 2.

Fred Brooks
Recruited from Carlton, Brooks was regarded as one of the club's greatest ever defenders. Playing with the club from 1932-1937, Brooks captained and coached the side in 1935, where he was also the VFA Medalist and Williamstown Best & Fairest for the year. He played 111 games in his time at the club, and later had an illustrious teaching career, which included being Director General of Education.

Len Kent
Kent was a stalwart of the club during the 1950's, playing in the 1954, 1956, 1958 and 1959 premiership sides, including a starring role in the 1954 grand final. Playing predominately at centre-half back, Kent was also a member of the Team of the Century and played 117 games from 1953-1959.

Jack Evans
Evans is one of the longest serving players at the club, playing 171 games from 1952-1961. He was a member of the 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959 premiership sides, and is a life member of the club.

Greg Swann
A player from 1982-1985, which included playing in the 1985 Grand Final against Sandringham Swann's greatest influence at the Club came as President, where he was a key factor in getting the club back on it's feet as he successfully navigated the Seagulls through a time where merging or folding was a real possibility.

 

HALL OF FAME – Legend – Max Papley

Past Williamstown premiership player and coach, Max Papley, has been elevated to legend status to become just the sixth 'Legend' in the Hall of Fame, following Gerry Callahan, Ray Smith, Ron Todd, Ian Rickman and Barry Round.

Max began his Williamstown career as captain-coach in 1968 after crossing from South Melbourne, and had immediate success by guiding the club to a grand final in 1968, before achieving the ultimate success of a premiership in 1969, lifting the club out of Division Two.

He would continue as captain-coach until the end of 1970, where he hung up the boots as a player due to injury, but continued to coach on in 1971. In 1972, with the club needing more on-field support, he came back into a captain-coach role, which would be his last season at the Seagulls

Max finished his Williamstown career having played 54 games and kicking 108 goals, in what was a challenging time for the club.

 

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