In September 1955 the then Sydney Metropolitan Australian National Football Association, the peak body for junior football in the city selected a number of boys to represent them in an Under 18 match against a junior Footscray team in Melbourne.
There maybe some names you find familiar who went on to play senior football in Sydney and other venues. Some would coach and one or two were selected to play for the state:
K Brown (Alexandria), John Patterson, Cec Quilkey, K Boyd, R Connerton and R Patterson (Balmain), Alan Pringle and Bob Durbin (Mascot), Graeme Sambrook, Harry Walsh,W Hurcum (Newtown), M Peters, R Cochrane (North Shore), L Ford, Ken Field (St George), E Asherden, D Stepto, P Smith, Brian Hanscombe (Sydney), Billy Jarrett, Ian Radclilffe, P Morrow, A Kelly, A Anderson (Western Suburbs).
President, Fred Blencowe and Phil Rothman secretary of the Association travelled with the teams.
In that year Wests won the Under 18 competition with Bill Jarrett taking out the competition’s B & F. R Dunstan from the Eastern Suburbs Club won the B & F in the Under 16s, T Allard, also from Easts won the the Under 14 award and another Easts player, D Cannon won the Under 12s trophy.