Tigers to celebrate legendary team
Nhill’s football faithful will gather on Saturday for a reunion of a premiership team many Tigers supporters consider the club’s best of all time.
Most members of Nhill’s 1969 Wimmera Football League premiership line-up will be among guests at a 40year anniversary lunch at Davis Park from 12.30pm.
The lunch, which will also include an anniversary celebration of the club’s 1969 under-16 premiership, will coincide with a Tigers home-andaway clash against Horsham Saints.
Reunion spokesman, community leader and life-long Nhill supporter Rob Gersch said the 1969 team was easily one of the best groups to represent the west Wimmera town.
“It was an incredibly talented team,” he said.
“It was coached by Kevin Mcnamee, who is among people returning for the reunion. On the request of our senior coach Tim Bone, Kevin will address senior players before the main game on Saturday.”
Mr Gersch said the reunion had triggered a ‘fantastic’ response with people involved in the senior and under-16 premiership returning to the Wimmera for the occasion.
Nhill beat Warracknabeal for the 1969 premiership. The Tigers drew with the then Lions in the grand final but won the reply the following week.