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Wilby to be honoured at Tungamah

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June 21, 2017

The Tungamah Football Netball Club (TFNC) will be honouring the Wilby Football Club on the 50th anniversary of the team’s historic grand final win.

President of the TFNC Nathan Lawless said Tungamah was extending an invitation to the whole Wilby community, supporters, past players and past committee members to get involved and come to the match, which will be held on July 29 when Tungamah hosts Katandra.

“It is 50 years since Wilby won their last grand final in 1967,” Nathan said.

“The seniors will wear special jumpers in the old Wilby colours with names of past players, best and fairest winners and other historical facts printed on them.

“The TFNC is trying to include the wider community and recognise the historical importance of clubs that are still going strong but also the clubs that have now moved on.

“The old football clubs have contributed greatly to the history and strength of not only sport, but of building communities, in the district.”

Tungamah began this now yearly tradition of honouring old football clubs in 2015 when they hosted past members and players from the Burramine Football Club on the last game of the home and away season.

“We are always trying to think of ways to get people to come and be a part of the footy, as spectators or members,” he said.

“It has been wonderful learning the history of not only the football but of the communities and the people of the area.”

For more information on the Wilby reunion match please phone Nathan Lawless on 0429 484 205, Craig Prescott on 0428 554 030 or Sharon Powell on 0427 879 241.

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