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.