Tigers to cel­e­brate leg­endary team

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

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.

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