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The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Front Page - Pic­ture: PAUL CAR­RACHER

Dim­boola’s foot­ball fra­ter­nity will use a life-mem­bers’ lunch at Dim­boola on Satur­day to cel­e­brate the 60th an­niver­sary of one of the most dra­matic grand fi­nals in Wim­mera Foot­ball League. His­tory shows that the Roos, coached by Doug Thomas, clinched the 1959 premier­ship by a point, beat­ing War­rackn­abeal in an en­counter that mor­phed into one of the leg­endary mo­ments of the com­pe­ti­tion. Pic­tured pre­par­ing for the oc­ca­sion are, from left, Dim­boola club life­mem­bers and for­mer play­ers Peter Har­ra­dine and Gary Nuske and 1959 premier­ship player Ian Lehmann. Mr Har­ra­dine’s father Lester Marks and Mr Nuske’s father Char­lie, whose jumper he proudly dis­plays, also played in the premier­ship team. Seven of the 10 surviving mem­bers of the premier­ship team will at­tend the lunch, which co­in­cides with the Roos’ 2019 fix­ture against War­rack Ea­gles.

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