Tom Wills Book on ABC Radio

Tom WillsHistory Society member, Greg de Moore, author of the popular football book, Tom Wills, First Wild Man of Australian Sport, has again appeared on the ABC Radio morning programme, Conversations.

De Moore has undertaken incredible amount of research to write the book and now his interview has been podcast which can be played at any time.

If you have the opportunity, take the time to listen to the hour long programme which I am sure you will find fascinating.

Click this link to listen:

The Society still has copies of the book for sale which can be accessed here:

In other news it appears that Sydney has lost another club.

This time its the junior club, Bankstown Sports.

The club fielded a full complement of teams in their competition last year and this season were caught up in the reorganisation of junior clubs in Sydney.

They were one of at least three clubs who this year have been realigned to a different  competition.  In their case,  instead of playing in the Sydney South Association they were to play in the Greater West Competition.

Ample warning was given of the impending change but the club did not want to go which, to cut a long story short, forced their end.  It appears that the very well appointed Kelso Ground will go with them.

There have been meetings in an effort to overcome this issue with no result.  Some of the players have given the game away while others have moved on to neighbouring clubs.

There are always two sides to a story but the club’s demise leaves a big hole in the mid south west of Sydney where the population is still growing and it is a real shame that a compromise could not be reached.

There is more on the story on Bankstown Sports Junior Football Club’s website:

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