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Shute Shield 2018

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Quick Hands

David Wilson (68)
There’s got to be a story in that: prejudice, personal glory, something!

Drummoyne Council made Glebe-Balmain change their name to Drummoyne in the 20s before they could get a lease on Drummoyne Oval but at least that makes some sense.

Maybe Burwood was considered too specific and a little too elite?
 

Done that

Ron Walden (29)
QH - can you explain why the Burwood name didn’t fit with St Lukes’?

The club was originally called Burwood, & wanted to play at StLukes oval , situated in the Concord Council electorate.
Concord Council did not want a team called Burwood playing on one of their fields , & would only allow it to play
there if the name was changed .Hence the name was changed to Western Suburbs.
 

Quick Hands

David Wilson (68)
The club was originally called Burwood, & wanted to play at StLukes oval , situated in the Concord Council electorate.
Concord Council did not want a team called Burwood playing on one of their fields , & would only allow it to play
there if the name was changed .Hence the name was changed to Western Suburbs.

Makes sense, Burwood would have been a different council?
 

Inside Shoulder

Nathan Sharpe (72)
The club was originally called Burwood, & wanted to play at StLukes oval , situated in the Concord Council electorate.
Concord Council did not want a team called Burwood playing on one of their fields , & would only allow it to play
there if the name was changed .Hence the name was changed to Western Suburbs.
I’ll have to make up a better yarn than that.
 

wamberal

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
By the way, an old Eastwood mate of mine, whose late father-in-law played for Western Suburbs and then Eastwood (changing clubs, like a number of players did, perforce), told me last week that Hugh Roach's father (sic) played for Wests.


I quizzed him on this, to the effect that it must have been Roach's grandfather, but he insisted. Poor old Hugh. Not only does he play for Eastwood, he has Western Suburbs blood in his veins.


He will never get onto the RA Board, will he?
 

Quick Hands

David Wilson (68)
Post match was always at the ground or the bowlo from memory, though???

Certainly for colts the post match was always at the ground. I have vague recollections of going to their club in Burwood - although I might be confusing this with going to Briars club after subbies games.
 

wamberal

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
Certainly for colts the post match was always at the ground. I have vague recollections of going to their club in Burwood - although I might be confusing this with going to Briars club after subbies games.


Was Singo still playing for Briars when you went there? He tried to get me to play there at one stage, it would have been the late sixties.
 

Done that

Ron Walden (29)
Prior to the acquisition of the bowling club, for many years, post match was held upstairs in West's thriving licensed club in George St Burwood.
This was next door to the Briars club rooms.
Post match was eventually held at the bowling club when Wests gained the lease of that. This included colts.
When Wests gave up the lease on the bowling club , due to the costs involved & lack of support from the bowlers who used to go to Burwood RSL when they finished playing their games etc. , post match reverted to Concord Oval.
More recently ,Burwood RSL purchased what used to be Wests rugby club in George St , together with adjoining properties , & built what is now known as Club Burwood, part of which includes an area devoted to West Harbour Club.

John Singleton played Judd Cup with the Briars club ,but switched to 3rd /4th grade at the Western Suburbs club when they were dropped to the sub district competition. After that he switched to the Lane Cove club.
 

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David Wilson (68)
Was Singo still playing for Briars when you went there? He tried to get me to play there at one stage, it would have been the late sixties.

A little before my time, but my visits to the Briars club were always enjoyable and recollection of people and events can't be relied upon.:)
 

Quick Hands

David Wilson (68)
Prior to the acquisition of the bowling club, for many years, post match was held upstairs in West's thriving licensed club in George St Burwood.
This was next door to the Briars club rooms.

I think I probably went to both at some point in time. IIRC both were very friendly places and sometimes quite long evenings.;)
 

wamberal

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
A little before my time, but my visits to the Briars club were always enjoyable and recollection of people and events can't be relied upon.:)


A bit like my drives home from Millner to Whale Beach, when I was living up there. Before the days of the breathalyser. How the fark did I survive?
 

Stands

Jimmy Flynn (14)
By the way, an old Eastwood mate of mine, whose late father-in-law played for Western Suburbs and then Eastwood (changing clubs, like a number of players did, perforce), told me last week that Hugh Roach's father (sic) played for Wests.


I quizzed him on this, to the effect that it must have been Roach's grandfather, but he insisted. Poor old Hugh. Not only does he play for Eastwood, he has Western Suburbs blood in his veins.


He will never get onto the RA Board, will he?



But Hugh did play most of his junior Rep footy for Gordon
 

Johnny Drama

Sydney Middleton (9)
I'm sure I read earlier that Eastwood were moving out of TG Milner and heading west. I contemplated going back through the thread but at 40 pages I reconsidered. Is it true that this is the Woodies last year at TG?? If so where will they be in 2019?
 
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