ON a disappointing note for the Beechwood Football Club, it has come to light that in the year of their 90th year re-union, all perpetual trophies have gone missing or have not been returned to the club.
This important part of the clubs history is now gone and unless the original trophies are returned, cannot be replaced.
Among those missing is a trophy donated by the late Jack Gibson, who was a keen supporter of our club.
Each year, trophies are given out to players who are judged to be the best in a category throughout the season. A small trophy is given to the player to keep and a larger perpetual trophy is engraved and put on display in the Beechwood Hotel.
Unfortunately, over the years, all the perpetual trophies have disappeared. This happens because the players are allowed to take the trophy home on the night and for any number of reasons, are not returned to the club.
The Beechwood Football Club is calling on anyone who has one of these trophies or shields gathering dust in their home, to return it to the pub. No questions asked or excuses expected.
On a brighter note, over 100 ex players and supporters have indicated they will be attending the re-union on Saturday July14.
Celebrations commence with a lunch at the football ground at 12 noon. Gates will be open from 11am so be early to catch up with some old mates. Players from the pre 1960 era will be admitted free and are encouraged to contact the club if they need transportation.
Festivities will continue at the hotel after the current side play Long Flat at 2pm.
All ex-players and club supporters are encouraged to contact former teammates and let them know about the re-union. Registration is just $50, which includes Saturday's festivities and Sunday's breakfast.
Anyone wishing to attend should ring Eric Waldron on 6585-6106.