NTFA: Bracknell to Celebrate Retired Redlegs Day | Examiner


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Stories will be told and success will be remembered as Bracknell celebrates Redlegs Retirement Day on Saturday. Stories of the club’s heyday, where they won nine Esk Football Association Premier positions from 1956 to 1965, will quickly recur, with club legends like Barney Ross – a member for over 60 years. years – remembering the good times. Although his playing days were limited, Ross enthusiastically remembers the great 1963 final victory over Poatina. “Poatina was in the process of building the hydropower plant so that anyone who could play football had a job at the hydropower plant,” he said. “They went through the season undefeated and we faced them at Longford in the grand final and beat them by one point. It’s probably one of the biggest wins this club has ever won.” ELSEWHERE IN SPORT Maurice Jordan was the best on floor in the Grand Victory final, and was awarded a one-pound ticket, which he still owns to this day. Describing the small town’s success over the years as “remarkable,” Jordan attributed it to the work behind the scenes. a member of five of the nine prime ministers … I think it comes down to our administration, we have some great people who have been involved, “Jordan said.” Since I started in 1957, I don’t think so that I ‘I’ve missed 10 games in all these years and I’ll be there on Saturday. Saturday’s competition will be even better as they face Longford, arguably the club’s biggest modern rival. Having played in many fiery clashes, 500-player Mathew Bosworth reflected on the history of the rivalry. “We joined the NTFA in ‘9 8 and since we joined there there have been close battles and fierce battles too,” Bosworth said. “We all grew up in the same area and I guess Bracknell entering the NTFA put a bit of spice in Longford, and Bracknell had a lot of success from the first year we arrived – we haven’t missed a lot of finals since our induction in ’98. everyone is good friends off the pitch, as we are with the other teams, but once you cross that line it’s gone. Do you know anyone who contributes to the sport of northern Tasmania, whether by participating or helping? The Sports Awards, sponsored by Woolworths, recognize the achievements of players, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs in the region. Applications are open from Wednesday April 14 and will close at midnight on October 4. participant.

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