Former Kats turn back clock
Former Karratha Kats players made the trek to Karratha last Saturday to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of their premiership win.
Former players gathered at the Kats’ clubrooms to catch up and reminisce about their 1991 season.
Former Kat Stuart Egan said the Kats beat the Wickham Wolves in the grand final by 10 goals.
“(The) average winning margin was 93 points and the grand final we won by 62 points,” he said.
“I’ve heard some people say it was one of the best sides.”
Event organiser and former Kat Craig Hawkes said it was good to see all the boys together again.
“It’s the first reunion we’ve had,” he said.
“Once (the players) left town, we just haven’t seen them — we’d bump into them randomly, but some of them you haven’t seen for 25 years.”
Mr Hawkes is the only remaining player living in Karratha.
“I’m the only one that really lives in Karratha — everyone else has travelled from Perth,” he said.
“We wanted to have it (at the Kats’ clubroom) as this is the club we all played for.”
There were 43 players in total who played for the Kats in the 1991 season with about 30 of them making it up to join the celebrations.
The reunion was in planning for several months, with organisers gaining sponsorship from local businesses to give former Kats players commemorative stubby holders and a DVD of the historical grand final, which had to be converted from video tape.
The boys enjoyed food, drinks, playing poker and a mini cockroach cup on the night.
Most of the original team made it up to Karratha to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of the Kats' 1991 premiership.