Over 200 Coreen & Dist Football League Match Programmes Online

Following a call out to members of the public, the NSW Australian Football History Society have received and scanned over 200 Coreen and District Football League, Football Records, dating back to 1953.

Most of these came from Corowa based, Allan Norman who published a book on the Coreen League some years ago and they make fascinating reading.

The vast majority of the publications, most of which include several from each year, relate to finals matches whilst a few provide details of inter-league games and two newsletters from the former, Rand Football Club.

These selection of match programmes can be reached at this site: https://www.nswfootballhistory.com.au/Tabularium2021/hooks/FootballRecordsCoreenCopy1.php

In some seasons however, including 1953,54,59 and 1994 there are only single copies and the Football History Society would dearly love to add the other issues published in those years to their collection.  Should you know of the location of any of these, please contact the Society.

These Coreen Records bring the total of Football Records from around the state to around 4,000 now on line. Interestingly, links to these publications have been picked up by both the NSW and Victoria State Libraries.

Robbie Mackinlay Keeps Pumping Them Out

The Old Daysdale Football Club Ground

We are featuring another of Albury based, Robbie Mackinlay’s podcasts, part of his GLORY DAYS parcel of footy stories ;  this time on the 1994 premiership win of the Daysdale Football Club, its a beauty!

Daysdale is a small rural town with a population of about 190 and located 45km north of Corowa and approximately 618km south-west of Sydney.  It is about in the middle of the Riverina District and in 1994 was playing in the Coreen and District Football League.

That year the league comprised ten clubs: Coleambly, Coreen, Daysdale, Hopefield-Buraja, Jerilderi, Oaklands, Rand, Rennie, Urana and Victorian club Wagunyah.  It was also in that year that the Daysdale Club celebrated their 100th year anniversary and officials were determined to win the flag.

You can listen to the podcast on the above icon.

Football, like life is a struggle in these small rural towns and 1994 was the last year the club had a stand alone identity.  The following year it merged with Coreen, to become Coreen-Daysdale FC then in 2006 they merged with the Hopefield-Buraja Club to become the Coreen-Daysdale-Hopefield-Buraja United Football Club.  Along with that goes the claim of the club with the longest name in NSW.

The Coreen League folded in 2008 and the CDHBU Club moved over to the Hume Football League.