With the start of the new footy season, it seems appropriate to include a full feature of local football heroes from a bygone era. Some photos will have names and others will not. Enjoy.
Ridgley Football Team. Champions of the Burnie Junior League. Back row from left to right: H Morris and W Haygarth. Second row: W Barlig (vice-president), H E Pearce (coach), C Beaumont, B Gaul, R Wilson, W Morris, M Robotham, H Floyd, J Atkinson (delegate) and R Hope (trainer). Third row: L Townsend, F Fitzmaurice, H Robotham (vice-captain), G Radford (captain), A Smith and E Radford. Front row: T Stone, C Robotham and A T Hodgetts (absent player). The Champion Shield was won by the club (1908)
Ridgley Premier Football Team (1912)
Barrington North West Coast Football Team. Back row from left to right: H Smith, F Mitchell, G Cooper, Will Rutter, W Rutter, T Newman and J Bramich. Middle row: C Allison, R Lowrey, J McArdle, E Brown (captain) B Cooper and J Mason. Front row: T Rutter, R Rutter, C Ivory, J Ellings and M Pullen (1906).
Barrington Rovers Football Club and some of the supporters. Winners of Wilmot Football Association Premiership 1912, 1913 and 1914 and also of Dr Rattan’s Shield. Back row from left to right: V Costello, G Watch, R Ellwood, M J Cocker (president), H Goss (timekeeper), L M McGuiness, M Moore and Ken Harkness. Second row: W Cole, G O’Brien, J Sheriff, E Butters, J Ivory, J Cooper, R Macrow and P Mahoney. Third row: M Blackaby, F Costello, L Bennet (treasurer), J Rutter (captain), H Cocker (secretary), C Leary, M Hootten and C Williams. Front row: C Ivory, J Vincent, J Leary, W Bennett, C Allison, E Rockliff and A Ivory (1914)
Yeoman Premiers 1906 and 1907 (see Your Gallery for further details) (1907)
Rambler's Football Team at Burnie (1907)
Tasmanians Abroad: Wanderers Football Club at Canterbury in New Zealand. Back row from left to right: A Gogoll, C Butler (Tas), C Rentoul, F Carmichael, G Gerhig, H Ruston delegate (Tas) and W Hawkins (Tas). Third row: Kerslake (Tas), J Petterd secretary (Tas), G Woodford, E Brown, P Aurisel captain, W Griffiths (Tas), E McMahon (Tas) and G Rainsford. Second row: E Taylor (Tas), R Smith, G Brown delegate, F Thompson (Tas), A Tatlow (Tas) and R Hortland vice-captain. The rest of the team cannot be identified except for the two gentlemen in the front row at far right, both of Tasmania: R Bushby and W Shirley (1904).
Burnie Railway Football Team. Back row from left to right: A Pearce, J Parnett, R Maslon, H Russell, R Horton, A Sykes and A Davis. Middle row: A North, J Hampson, K Barbom, A Miles and A Scott. Front row: L Jones, L Mullin, A Parsons (captain), R Pearce, A Wade and J Stammers (1904).
Burnie’s Wanderers Football Team, which defeated the Launceston Grammar School with 3 goals 4 behinds to 2 goals 8 behinds. Back row from left to right: T Page, A Hardy, V Brew, A Rockliff, B Harrison, F Brickhill, G Hinman, C Brooks, H Rigby, C Kemp, S Brown, F Sorrenson and F Wiseman. Middle row: M Pearce, M Crisp, R Gibson (umpire), E P King and C Rockliff. Front row: A Wade, H Dowling, R A Kenner and H Tracey (1907)
Burnie Wanderers Football Team, winners Premiership Burnie League 1911. Back row from left to right: R Manson, E P King, E Rockliff, D McNab, L Wells, T O Jones, C Jones and R Goninon. Second row: D Veith (trainer), W Atkinson (committee), L Turner, W Beach, J Reardon, A Edwards, L Mullen, A H Clerke, L Harris, O Hind and C Kemp (trainer). Third row: T M Crisp (chairman), A Davis (captain), T J Crisp (president), unknown (vice-captain), E Trethe... and J Reardon (vice-president). Front row: Barnett and A Rutherford.
Burnie Wanders Football Team, champions of Northern Tasmania 1912. Back row from left to right: D Veitch (trainer), J Alexander, E Trethewey (committee), R Goninon, J Barnett, L Harris, A H Clerke, W Evans, P Mawson (secretary), W Atkinson (delegate) and C Kemp (trainer). Second row: T M Crisp (chairman), W Morris, J Grey, M Learoyd, O Hind, T Milles and G Harris. Third row: F Matthews, J De Bomford, A Davis (captain), T J Crisp (president), C Hanigan (vice-captain), T O Jones and J Townsend. Front: R Mawson, A Pearce, J Foley and B Jones.
Burnie Rovers Football Team. Back row from left to right: W Biggs, W Riley, G Brown, W Burns, E Trethewie, W Bosword, E Rockliffe and C Threthewie. Middle row: J Reardon, O Norman, O Dawas, W Lennard and A Mullay. Front row: C Glover, O Panityki, H Dowling (captain), C Panityki and R Dowling (1906).
Latrobe Football Team. Back row from left to right (players only): M Meagher, A H Taylor, J Matthews, C Leary, J Mitty, L Hicks and A Mitchell. Second row: R Johnson, A Broomhall, H Lewis, A Mather (captain), G Martin and L Keam. Front row: A S Smith, V Coombe, H Coventry, A Watts and A Steer (1906).
Latrobe Football Team (1907)
Bischoff Football Team (1906)
Bischoff Football Team, Premiers 1908. Back row from left to right: F Madden, J Thomson, E Fookes, J Cull, T Atkins and F W Herbert (secretary). Second row: P Cull, H Thorn, C Richards, C Davis, J Gardner and L Whymen. Front row: N Fookes, H Paine, C Gardner, R Stevens and J Trezise.
Bischoff Football Club (Waratah), Premiers WDFA Season 1912. Back row from left to right: T Grills (trainer), A Cobbing, G Wilkins, M J Kelly (secretary), L Shaw, A Armstrong, H Cooper and F R King (trainer). Second row: A Robertson (trainer), E Bartlett (delegate), L Willoughby, J Hanlon, W J Marshall, L Whyman and W Cooper. Front: T Garrett, J Taylor (captain), H Turner, R Whyman, J Coglan (delegate) (1912)
Waratah’s Rovers Football Club, premiers 1909, 1910, 1911 and 1913
Ulverstone Football Team and supporters. Premiers Northwestern Union 1910
Ulverstone Junior Football Team, winner of a match against the Second City team of Launceston. Back row from left to right: L Isles, H Carter, C Rand, P Ryan and F Matthews. Second row: R Bell, G Young, A Jordan, W McDonald (captain), L Brain, A Burt and G Simpson. Front row: L Aden, F Simpson (secretary), A J Palliser and W Kennedy.
Riana Football Team. Back row from left to right: P Smith and H Fielding. Second row: G Denny, A Stone, A Stafford, J Campbell, J Horn, C Groom, G Pilgrim, C Stone and T Stafford. Third row: F Oliver, R Stott, C Smith, R Hall, D Gleeson and J Oliver. In front: A R Stone and J Stafford. Unbeaten 1910-1911.
Wynyard Football Team in 1903, having played 16 matches and won 13 games. Top row from left to right: W Game, W Sayers, F Porter, A Titley, W Garner (president), F Thompson, W Rothwell and T Luttrell. Middle row: W J Cherry (trainer), A Fenton, E Alderson, E Frimley (vice-captain), S Garner (captain), G Smedley (vice-captain), W Castles, H Heron, L Hyland (trainer), W Camp (goal umpire). Front row: G Byrne, E Brown and E Anderson.
Wynyard Football Club premier from 1909 to 1914
Don's Junior Football Club, Premiers North Western Association (1912)
Sheffield Football Team (1908)
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