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Snapshot - Geraldton High Defeated

Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 1:35:56 PM

Geraldton High Defeated by Lorin Cox 

With the town still abuzz from the GNFL Grand Final and the AFL Grand Final to be held in WA for the first time, it’s fair to say that we have football on the mind. This weeks’ image features the Geraldton High School Inter-High School Football Competition team from 1949. Football was one of three sports played during the August inter-high schools sports carnival held in Perth. Football games were held at Subiaco Oval, while Hockey and Basketball were played at Langley Park. Unfortunately The West Australian reported that this Geraldton team was beaten by Albany in the second round. Best players noted for the Geraldton team during this match were L. Royce (third row from back, first on left), N. Gratte (second row, fourth from left), B. Herbert (front row, first on left), N. Byrne (back row, second from right), A. Blood (Vice Capt., third row, third from right) and K. Teakle (Capt. holding the ball). The Geraldton High School team also recorded a loss against arch rivals; Bunbury. Victory was also out of reach for the Hockey and Basketball teams. However, it is reported that Geraldton High School returned with a vengeance in 1950 recording at least one win over Northam.

Photo Caption: Geraldton High School Football Team, 1949, courtesy of Dan Ward & the Geraldton Guardian. 

Geraldton High Football Team

Image number: P 10520 

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