– NSW Football League in 1970

The League premises at 64 Regent Street, Chippendale
NSWAFL premises at 64 Regent Street, Chippendale

We have found an article in a popular 1970 sporting magazine about Sydney Football.

The NSWAFL had purchased their own premises in 64 Regent Street, Chippendale with the help of the Australian Football Council and licensed club of the Western Suburbs Aussie Rules Club, Croydon Park.

Within a few years of that purchase they had renovated the building and added a single storey brick addition at the rear.  This then almost backed onto the rail lines which ran between Central and Redfern.  It is still there but now not owned by the football league.

Things were looking up;  The management of the league was in good hands, they were making a profit each year, the competition was expanding with football being introduced to areas where it was not normally played nor accepted.

You will see in this article (click here) that those in charge were ambitious and keen to see the game develop and they had big ideas for the future of the code in New South Wales.

 The 1970 NSWAFL Staff
The 1970
NSWAFL Staff

Some of these did come to fruition but maybe in a different manner than these people envisaged.

As time goes by, so do the people and three of those in these images are now deceased.