The Society sees itself as a guardian of football activities that have happened in the past in New South Wales; this can be 140 years ago or yesterday.
Committee member, Mandy Keevil, has taken on the role of registering all the grounds in NSW along with their details on the Society’s website.
Mandy is a former senior librarian at the Ashfield Council and her father played with the Newtown Football Club in the late 1940s. He also represented the state on a number of occasions.
The project Mandy has taken while at first sight may seem a tedoius one, however it is a task which will prove to be very important to the football community. Not only for present day supporters but in years to come when people ask the question where “xyz” club started and played their first game, Mandy’s research will throw a light on just where and when.
And her research doesn’t just cover Sydney. She already has a great repository of grounds that were either used for playing or training for the Australian game and is currently working through them to update their particulars and facilities together with an with an online map showing the location.
If you represent a club or have been involved with a club in New South Wales and want your ground included, please email the History Society here to give Mandy more information that she can work on.
Also former committee member, Bob Wilton has given us a call to alert us to an East Sydney Football Club Reunion. It will be held at Paddington RSL on Saturday 16 March 2019 commencing at 12 midday. Just turn up or you can contact the History Society for further details.