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Heritage and Robertson excite Toora faithful 

THE Toora Football Netball Club launched a A Century of Saturday’s, 25 Years On written by life member John Stone, at a gala function in the Toora Hall on Friday night.
The book catalogues the 25 years on from club life member Neil Everett’s A Century of Saturdays.
The 120 past and present players and members in attendance enjoyed sherry and savouries, browsed memorabillia and were regaled with the stories of former coach of the Toora Seniors 1988 – 1991 Greg Ryan, long term player and 2012 coach Paul Roberts, and president of the club’s netball division Helen Nicholls.
For the game against Foster on Saturday players donned a specially designed heritage guernsey.
To add to the sense of occasion, former Melbourne Football Club 228 game full forward and kicker of 428 goals, Russell Robertson made his season debut for the club.
Following the match it was standing room only in the rooms with the Foster people joining in and the day was rounded off with a cabaret in the Toora Hall where Geoff ‘Dog’ Sparkes entertained the 200 attendees.
The heritage jumpers raffle raised an amazing $7000.
The celebrations continued on Sunday morning when around 60 people attended a continental breakfast in the club rooms.

Mighty men: from left, former Melbourne Football Club full forward Russell Robertson, Toora Seniors captain Lucas Jenkins and coach Jack Weston model the one off heritage guernsey designed for the game against Foster to coincide with the launch of A Century of Saturdays, 25 Years On.

Mighty men: from left, former Melbourne Football Club full forward Russell Robertson, Toora Seniors captain Lucas Jenkins and coach Jack Weston model the one off heritage guernsey designed for the game against Foster to coincide with the launch of A Century of Saturdays, 25 Years On.

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