Burra Bullants reunite
THE Korumburra Football Club came back to life last weekend when a reunion was held for nine premiership teams.
Celebrating the triple premiership of 1971, as well as wins in ’74, ’75, ’76, ’87, ’92 and ’97, around 300 people travelled from far and wide, and plenty from just close by, to catch up with old friends and share stories of way back when.
The event kicked off on Saturday at the Korumburra-Bena and Stony Creek game at the Korumburra Recreation Reserve.
However the main event was held at the original Korumburra club rooms, where the honour boards and photos remain today.
Were there still footy presentations held, the Most Dedicated Award of the weekend would surely have gone to Wayne Kraska.
While some guests travelled from Northern Queensland and New South Wales, the 1992 Seniors premiership coach made the 30,000km round trip from Atlanta in Georgia, where he has lived for the past 10 years, to attend the reunion.
In fact, all seven premiership coaches came together on the day, reminiscing about their winning team throughout the afternoon.
One of the many organisers, Joffa Holland, said the idea of the reunion came about when discussion for a 1971 triple premiership reunion began.
Joffa said it only made sense to celebrate the wins soon after, as well as the 20 year reunion for the 1992 premiership, all in the one event.
“To see all the old faces, not only players but old parents who were involved with the club through the 60s and ’70s was fantastic,” he said.
Joffa said with reunions still to be held for premierships won before 1971, hopefully the event would encourage others to come together to organise, and apologised to anyone who may have missed out on attending.
The reunion committee, Bill Jeffs, Joffa Hollands, Susan Cuff, Shane and Leanne Earl, Roger Wittingslow, Warren Burgess, Alan Perks, Roslyn Fox and Billy O’Neill thank the Korumburra-Bena Football Club for all their support, especially president Michael Hopkins, secretary Alan Summerfield, and the social committee led by Brett Charlton, as well as everyone who helped out over the weekend and supplied memorabilia on the day.
The committee also thanks everyone who sponsored the event.
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