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Old VFA club- why not have premiership reunions

Old VFA Clubs reunions

Looking at old VFA clubs that are long gone why couldn't they have some old premiership reunions ?
I know Camberwell, Caulfield, Geelong West and Brunswick have had reunions since they left the VFA.

Lets have a look at the old VFA clubs that are long gone.
Northcote
1982 premiership- 30 year reunion 2012 (There is footage of this game)
1961 premiership- 50 year reunion 2011
Brunswick
1975 premiership- 35 year reunion 2010 Gabby Nolan might have footage of this game
1980 premiership- 30 year reunion 2010 Gabby Nolan or Bill Torney has video of this game
1985 premiership- 25 year reunion (might as well make it a treble, celebrate 3 flags in one hit) (There is footage of this game)
Sunshine
1971 premiership- 40 year reunion 2011
Waverley
1965 premiership- 45 year reunion 2010
Yarraville
1961 premiership- 50 year reunion 2011
Geelong West
1968 premiership- 45 year reunion 2013
1972 premiership- 40 year reunion 2012 Billy Goggin has video of the game. Second half
1975 premiership- 35 year reunion 2010 (There is footage of this game)
Caulfield
1973 premiership- 40 year reunion 2013 (There is footage of this game)
Camberwell
1979 premiership- 30 year reunion this year ?? (There is footage of this game)
1981 premiership- 30 year reunion 2011 (There is footage of this game)
Dandenong
1971 premiership- 40 year reunion 2011 (There is footage of this game)
1991 premiership- 20 year reunion 2011 (might as well make it a double, celebrate 2 flags in one hit) (There is footage of this game)
Prahran
1966 premiership- 45 year reunion 2011
1970 premiership- 40 year reunion 2010 Could be some footage of this game, although I have never seen it
1978 premiership- 35 year reunion 2013 (There is footage of this game)
1987 premiership- 25 year reunion 2012 (There is footage of this game)
Oakleigh
1972 premiership- 40 year reunion 2012 (There is footage of this game)
1988 premiership- 25 year reunion 2013 (There is footage of this game)
Mordialloc
1977 premiership- 35 year reunion 2012 Someone did have some footage but not seen for years. Maybe Bill Torney has it.

From the former VFA clubs, Dandenong, Mordialloc, Prahran and Camberwell have had team of the century nights.
Brunswick, Yarraville, Geelong West, Caulfield and Camberwell have had some reunions in recent years.

It would be great to collect all footage whether it is from channel 0 days or on 8m tapes.
I am sure tapes from Umatic, Beta or other formats can be converted to DVD
This would be great to collect in case old VFA clubs do have any reunions.

On the Sunday Bloody Sunday segment on SENs VFL hour the interview with Jimmy Christou and Paul Hepburn went down really well as it was a blast in the past and memeory lane listening to Northcote v Caulfield 1982 VFA GF.

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[quote=vfa]Old VFA Clubs reunions

Looking at old VFA clubs that are long gone why couldn't they have some old premiership reunions ?
I know Camberwell, Caulfield, Geelong West and Brunswick have had reunions since they left the VFA.

Lets have a look at the old VFA clubs that are long gone.
Northcote
1982 premiership- 30 year reunion 2012 (There is footage of this game)
1961 premiership- 50 year reunion 2011
Brunswick
1975 premiership- 35 year reunion 2010 Gabby Nolan might have footage of this game

Wonderful stuff VFA.
Just fantastic that you are prepared to put your time & effort into trying to keep the great old VFA stuff together.
You're a bloody legend.
1980 premiership- 30 year reunion 2010 Gabby Nolan or Bill Torney has video of this game
1985 premiership- 25 year reunion (might as well make it a treble, celebrate 3 flags in one hit) (There is footage of this game)
Sunshine
1971 premiership- 40 year reunion 2011
Waverley
1965 premiership- 45 year reunion 2010
Yarraville
1961 premiership- 50 year reunion 2011
Geelong West
1968 premiership- 45 year reunion 2013
1972 premiership- 40 year reunion 2012 Billy Goggin has video of the game. Second half
1975 premiership- 35 year reunion 2010 (There is footage of this game)
Caulfield
1973 premiership- 40 year reunion 2013 (There is footage of this game)
Camberwell
1979 premiership- 30 year reunion this year ?? (There is footage of this game)
1981 premiership- 30 year reunion 2011 (There is footage of this game)
Dandenong
1971 premiership- 40 year reunion 2011 (There is footage of this game)
1991 premiership- 20 year reunion 2011 (might as well make it a double, celebrate 2 flags in one hit) (There is footage of this game)
Prahran
1966 premiership- 45 year reunion 2011
1970 premiership- 40 year reunion 2010 Could be some footage of this game, although I have never seen it
1978 premiership- 35 year reunion 2013 (There is footage of this game)
1987 premiership- 25 year reunion 2012 (There is footage of this game)
Oakleigh
1972 premiership- 40 year reunion 2012 (There is footage of this game)
1988 premiership- 25 year reunion 2013 (There is footage of this game)
Mordialloc
1977 premiership- 35 year reunion 2012 Someone did have some footage but not seen for years. Maybe Bill Torney has it.

From the former VFA clubs, Dandenong, Mordialloc, Prahran and Camberwell have had team of the century nights.
Brunswick, Yarraville, Geelong West, Caulfield and Camberwell have had some reunions in recent years.

It would be great to collect all footage whether it is from channel 0 days or on 8m tapes.
I am sure tapes from Umatic, Beta or other formats can be converted to DVD
This would be great to collect in case old VFA clubs do have any reunions.

On the Sunday Bloody Sunday segment on SENs VFL hour the interview with Jimmy Christou and Paul Hepburn went down really well as it was a blast in the past and memeory lane listening to Northcote v Caulfield 1982 VFA GF.[/quote]

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

coachy

I had a yaarn with Waverly Blues (Waverly VFA) and and was told that Ray Shaw has a copy of that 1987 Grand Final against Prahan. Also, I contacted Channel 10 via email seeking video tapes of the old VFA games. To this date I have not been contacted by Channel 10.

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I have a copy of the 1987 VFA 2nd Division GF between Prahran v Waverley. Ross Brewer also played for the panthers in this game.
Waverley footage would pretty rare as they were relegated to 2nd Division in the mid 70s. The VFA televised the 2nd Division on the Saturday with 1st Division televised on the Sunday. Usually the first and second rounds the 2nd Divison was televised as the top division started a few weeks later.
By the mid 70s only the Sunday games was televised.
Channel 0/10 last televised games in 1986 where the ABC started from 1987.
Channel two also televised games between 1957 and 1963.
What tapes channel 0/10 had was given to the ABC. I wonder what tapes Eddie McGuire has from channel 0/10. I know he had a house fire a few years ago but might have to check one day to see what VFA tapes he has. I would say that he would have some Brunswick tapes as well as some from the mid to late 80s ?

Coachy how many old Waverley Panthers people are still involved with Waverley Blues ?

iceman

it's incredible looking at that list and seeing the big hole left in the competition despite all those flags from about 65 through to 85... 20 years is all it took for so many proud clubs to be on their knees

coachy

vfa, I am not connected with Waverley Red (former VFA Waverley Panther). I played junior footy with Sunshine Crows in later 70's. I once had video tapes of VFA GF's Div 1 & Div 2 between 1975 to 1983 but lost them in a house fire in 1984. I did some research to find contacts of the former VFA clubs.

I am a football romantic and prefer to watch the old VFA. I have 1986 & 1990 Williamstown Grand Finals on DVD. I also have Werribee 1993 GF on DVD. I can burn these for you at no cost and post them to you.

Northcote Park Football Club (former Northcote Dragons) play in the Northern Football League (formerly Diamond Valley Football League). I have contacted Sandringham, Coburg, and Casey Scorpions for copies of their VFA Grand Finals yet nothing in them returning my email or phone call.

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Which 2nd Division Grand Finals did you have ?
I have got the 1973 Caulfield v Brunswick, 1976 Mordialloc v Williamstown and both the Camberwell GFs from 1979 and 1981.

I also played for Sunshine in 1982. I was only a battler and played a couple of ressies games. Bill Brown was reserves coach and Kieran Holden was the senior coach. Mark 'redders' Williams won the J Field medal that year.

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Northcote Park are not connected with Northcote Dragons.
Northcote VFA club folded after the 1987 season. Northcote Park went from the Panton Hill to the DVFL. They won 4 straight flags about a decade ago which Heidelberg equalled and were shock losers to West Preston 2 weeks ago going for their fifth straight flag.

Coachy try Eddie McGuire as he worked for channel 10 and would have got hold of some VFA tapes. He also had a house fire and not sure if he lost any old VFA tapes.

The tapes you lost where they vhs ? If they were maybe try someone from those clubs and players/coaches/officials from those years.

coachy

vfa,

Is it possible for me to post you blank DVD's for you for copy VFA Grand Finals who have. I would be prepared to send you a money order to pay for the time and effort plus return postage.

Cheers

coachy

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Yarraville are having a VFA reunion. I just saw the sign up on the tennis courts on that corner block of the footy ground.

I'll post up details next time I drive past the sign in daylight!

 


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Could it be a 40 year reunion of its 1961 VFA premiership ?
Sunshine next year could have a 30 year reunion of its 1971 premiership win and Camberwell and Port both 30 year reunions of their 1981 flags.

I wish there were a lot more VFA reunions.

Will have to check the Yarraville Seddon FC website.
Easily the best of the old VFA clubs websites with heaps of old photos and memorabilia on its site.

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