SIX DECADES ON:
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.