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100 Years Ago Today, 10 March 1920

Albany Advertiser , Wednesday 10 March 1920, page 3

The monthly meeting of the Albany Town Council was held on Monday evening

The secretary of the Albany British Football Association forwarded a petition, under cover of a letter, protesting against the action of the Council in granting exclusive rights of the Parade-street reserve to the Australian Association, and contending that at least equal rights should be granted. The letter further requested that the Council receive a deputation at their next meeting, when a case would be stated. Received, and it was decided to receive the deputation.
The petition was ordered to lie on the table for a fortnight.

Darling Downs Gazette, Tuesday 9 March 1920, page 4

The annual meeting of the Toowoomba British Football Association will be held in Herriott's rooms, Ruthven street, on Thursday evening. The business will be the election of officers for the ensuing year, the presentation of the balance sheet, and general. As the prospects are bright for a record season in 1920 a large attendance is requested.

Daily Standard (Brisbane), Thursday 11 March 1920, page 2

Mr. K. D. Beaton, secretary of the Queensland British Football Association, reports that his body has secured the use of the Brisbane Cricket Ground for the next football season. The best premiership matches will be played there every Saturday, and interstate matches against New South Wales, and in all probability a New Zealand team, will be seen in Brisbane during the season.
The usual intercity matches against Ipswich and Toowoomba will take place, and altogether a good season's football is promised. "Soccer" football has a very good following in Brisbane, the gate takings whenever matches were played on enclosed grounds being proof of this. It must not be forgotten that there is a large population in Brisbane, of English and Scottish birth, whose only education in football has been "Soccer," and these people will not support any other game. In the circumstances the financial success of the "Soccer" people's venture is regarded as certain.

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Saturday 6 March 1920, page 5

A conference of Soccer Associations of the State was held in Sydney last week, Sydney, South Coast, Newcastle and Maitland all being represented. The chairman (Mr. W. Lincoln) explained that the conference was called with the object of forming a true New South Wales Soccer Association. The framing of a constitution was proceeded with in a satisfactory manner, all being desirous of seeing the State Association a true State body. The conference will be proceeded with to-day, when Lithgow and other associations are expected to send representatives. The first official entry for the coming season has been received, Cardiff third and under 18 grades having set the ball rolling. Cardiff have not had a team in the competition for a few seasons, and their re-entry is a welcome one, Secretary Williams expects great things from his teams, who are very anxious to "get going." Cardiff will quickly be followed by others. Registration forms are in great demand. Adamstown held their social and presentation of medals in Waugh's refreshment rooms. Among the large attendance was the Mayor. Alderman B. Saunders, and Mayoress, Mr. A. Cameron (ex-Mayor), Messrs. W. Brown (town clerk), L. Tamlyn (Northern Association), Major and Mrs. H. J. Connell, and J. Patterson (Charlestown). After the loyal toast was honoured, Mr. Bloomfield proposed success to the association, which was responded to by Mr. Tamlyn. The Mayor proposed "Adamstown Rosebud Soccer Club," Mr. J. D. Hamilton responding. Opportunity was taken to formally hand over to the soldiers' memorial fund the sum of £104, being the result of the club's effort. Mr. Brown. and Alderman Cameron, on behalf of the patriotic committee accepted the amount, and tendered their thanks to the Rosebuds Club for their splendid effort. The Mayor presented the second grade medals, and the nurse cup medals. Other toasts honoured were kindred clubs, the ladies, and the press. The members of the Rosebuds teams presented Mr. J. D. Hamilton (hon. secretary) with a fountain pen, Captain A. Smith thanked the Mayor for his attendance.

Illawarra Mercury, Friday 12 March 1920, page 2

The annual meeting of the Port Kembla Homing Pigeon Society will will be held on the 24th inst., in the Club room. All members are requested to attend. A meeting of the Past-time Club was held on Wednesday in the Club room. Mr. F. S. Nicholson was elected president in lieu of Mr. Dan Murphy, and Mr. Langham was appointed vice president. It is proposed to give an exhibition on the 14th of April, the attractions to include boxing, wrestling, and horizontal bar displays.
With a view to forming a Soccer Club a meeting was held at Cox's residence last evening. An enthusiastic body of young men assembled to discuss ways and means. The movement is really a resuscitation of the Club, which existed here in pre war days. Shortly after the outbreak of hostilities the club disbanded owing to every player enlisting. An effort is being made to form two teams— a second and third grade. The A.L.P. intends holding a meeting on Sunday to further the candidature of Messrs, Davies, Cleary and Chalker.

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