This article is providing some news on events and activities within the Society.
Magical Football Tour
Following on from an early discussion the committee is closer to organising a magical mystery tour of Sydney football landmarks with an oral description on this bus guided trip.
The idea is to take members and those interested on a bus tour around Sydney where various football sights and attractions will be visited and a brief description given on their relation to the game.Â It will take about four hours.
Some of the places identified are Trumper Park, Erskineville Oval, the site of the Australian Football Ground at Alexandria, Mascot Oval, three of the leagues offices at the Sydney Sports Club, 64 Regent Street Chippendale and the Newtown Rules Club. The tour will also visit some old club watering holes and a few other mystery venues where football had an impact all those years ago. If you are interested, let us know, click here.
More Football Records Online
Recently we have been loading more Sydney Football Records on our site. Today we will load the two remaining missing years in the 1950 decade which will provide all the Football Records we have from 1927 (the initial year of the publication) to 1960. You can access them by going to the Collections link on the front page of the website or by clicking here. Included in the 1953 Football Records is the programme for the Intervarsity Carnival held in Sydney.
Just as interesting are the newly posted 1957 Football Records. They too contain an Intervarsity Programme as well as a match programme for the Australian State Schools Carnival held in Melbourne. Also old league and club minutes have and will continue to be added.
Should you have any minutes that relate to football in NSW or annual reports, please pass them on for scanning and adding to our collection. We will post them online for all to see.
1978 Sydney Football Films
We have previously announced that we have digitised several 10 minute films of Sydney games taken in 1978. These are still on sale and we are working on having a film day at the Wests Club, probably now after the season, where all the films will be shown and the digitised copies can be obtained at a special price.Â These would make great presents for dad or an uncle etc. who played during that period.
The committee will be hard at it at Bunnings Ashfield on Sunday (3 May) selling sausage sandwiches in an attempt to raise more funds for the projects the Society enters into. Let us know if you can help out. Any time between say 7am – 3pm.
Out latest project is to give our website a facelift. The current one has been with us now for four years and we feel it needs a bit of refurbishment. We hope to have this done over the next few months.
If you go to our ANZAC profiles by clicking here or accessing them through the link on the front page of the website you will see an article about Bertie Filgate. Killed moments after he left the boat and headed up the hills at Gallipoli he was a star player in Sydney over 100 years ago.
Although born in Victoria, his last employment was as a eucalyptus expert (work that one out) at Braidwood, NSW. There, he is remembered on an honour board in the Anglican Church; a trip through the town last week also found his name on the cenotaph in the main street of the village. His story certainly is unusual. Have you read it?