FRIDAY FLASHBACK – 1937 STATE BLAZER

Published on: Mar 24 2017 | Author: Zac Milbank |

Information is being sought about the history of a 1937 South Australian State team blazer.

Sporting the Croweaters’ red, blue and gold stripes, the blazer also has SA’s Piping Shrike motive on the front pocket.

The blazer – which had been previously housed at SANFL’s former head office at West Lakes – will be one of hundreds on display at the SANFL’s 140-year Anniversary Exhibition titled ”A League of its own – Celebrating 140 years”

To be held at the State Library between June 6 and August 13, the 140-year exhibition will include an array of Magarey Medals and other pieces of rare memorabilia currently being catalogued and restored by a bevy of volunteers at the SANFL History Centre in Bowden.

Under the guidance of History Committee Chairman Dion McCaffrie, SANFL History Centre Manager Chris Halbert has been instrumental in collecting, organising and restoring a wide variety of items for the Exhibition.

As many as 40 people attended the first SANFL Historians Meeting on Tuesday night at the North Adelaide Football Club, where they were updated on the planning and progress of the Exhibition.

”Information gathered included a considerable range of items,” Mrs Halbert said.

”Then the group worked in small groups, discussing the timeline that is being developed by Trevor Gyss. The other task was to suggest titles of forums and discussion groups which will occur during the Exhibition.

”The evening provided valuable information, and it is always good to see these passionate football people sharing ideas.”

Attendees were also able to view Magarey Medals won by Port Adelaide champions Bob Quinn and Shine Hosking.

The next SANFL Historians meeting will be held in May, at Port Adelaide Football Club’s Alberton clubrooms.

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