Give back to footy, say life mem­bers

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Two on-field en­e­mies and offfields mates re­cently had their ser­vice to both their clubs and the Up­per Great South­ern Foot­ball League recog­nised at the Leo Gra­ham awards night.

Last Mon­day Michael Kain, who be­gan his ca­reer at the Wil­liams Foot­ball Club in 1975, and Graeme Tay­lor, Kuk­erin Foot­ball Club in 1973, were both awarded a UGSFL life mem­ber­ship.

“We were en­e­mies on the footy field, we prob­a­bly had a fair bit of it play­ing against each other, a cou­ple times we lined each other up,” Tay­lor said while en­joy­ing a beer with Kain at the awards.

Both en­cour­aged oth­ers to give back to the game that means so much to so many.

“You get out of foot­ball what you put in, you put in as a player — the great­est con­duit in (the) coun­try is foot­ball and there’s no sub­sti­tute for it,” Kain said.

Tay­lor echoed his for­mer ri­val’s mes­sage, call­ing com­mu­nity to ac­tion to keep the game alive.

“Footy was a great game to me as a player, I love giv­ing back to the fu­ture ones com­ing through,” he said.

Pic­ture: Michael Traill

Michael Kain and Greame Tay­lor.

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