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Thursday, 22 April 2021

100 Years Ago Today, 22 April 1921


Townsville Daily Bulletin, Friday 22 April 1921, page 5


Idalia Rovers v. Railways.— V. Smart, McLennan. Cheetham, B. Lynam, Paterson, F. Bennett, Morrison, Birchell. Price, T. R Bennett, Sheehan. 

Queensland Times (Ipswich), Saturday 23 April 1921, page 3

LINKS WITH THE PAST. ------(Compiled from the files of the "Queensland Times," of 25 years ago), 


Bush Rats Football Club-The annual meeting (Mr. W. J. Lynch in the chair) was held in the Dinmore Workmen's Club-room. Reported that the past season had been a most successful one, the first team having succeeded in winning the Challenge Cup and badges of the Queensland British Football Association. 

Election of Officers. - The Rev, A. Boran, patron; president, Mr. W. J. Lynch; vice-presidcnts, Messrs Lewis Thomas, M.L.A., J. Hudson, W. Reynolds, Wmin. Stafford, Joll StafforJ, M. Jeffrey, M. Bognudf, T. Scheofield, J. Hodgson, E. G. Morgan, and A. H. Roberts; committee, Messrs H, Campbell, W. Caddie, W. Jeffrey, A, Stewart, Mat Bailey (secretary), and T. Schofield, with Mr. Peter Levacey r.s a referee in the Brisbane matches.

Tweed Daily (Murwillumbah), Saturday 23 April 1921, page 4




SOCCER. -There was a good attendance at the meeting held on Thursday by those interested in soccer. It is hoped during the coming season to place before the public a game worthy of their support.


Mercury, Tuesday 19 April 1921, page 8



The annual general meeting of the British Association for Soccer football was held in the Town-hall last evening, Mr H Oliver presiding over a good attendance of members, and others interested. The report for the year stated that keen interest had been maintained in the various competitions, the standard of play, especially in the Tasmanian born players, being a noticeable feature of last season's games. The Cottrcll Dormcr cup, carrying with it the State championship, was won for the second time in succession by the South Hobart Club, who did not suffer a defeat. Corinthians were runners up. On the completion of this competition the St George's Club did not enter for the Falkindcr charity cup. and it was won by the Corinthians, who met Hobart in the final, and drew with them after extra time had been played. In the resultant play off they proved themselves the stronger team and annexed the cup. The Nurse cup competition for second division teams resulted in some excellently contested games, Corinthians eventually winning by a comfortable margin. 

During the close season the committee took advantage of the visit of HMS Renown to play a representative match against the naval men which was played on the association cricket ground before several thousand interested spectators who evinced keen interest at the cleverness displaycd by the contesting teams. The Tasmanian eleven showed excellent form against their more experienced opponent, the match resulting in a draw. The prospects for the coming season were full of promise and the committee was at present in communication with the Commonwealth Football Association Sydney, with regard to the proposed visit of a reprcsentativc English team to Australia in 1922. The Granville Club, one of the strongest clubs in New South Wales was desirous of visiting Tasmania this season. The association was indebted to Mr R H Kirfoot for his services as referee during the season. The balance sheet showed a credit of £7 16s 6d

The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report and balance sheet expressed pleasure at the large attendance there that evening. The annual report appeared to him to augur well for the sport, and he hoped that the game would go ahead. The question of securing a playing ground for the growing sport was going to prove troublesome, but the members would have to help in this direction and not leave all the work to the secretary.

The motion was seconded and carried The election of officers resulted as follows: Patron Sir William Allardyce, vice patron, Col Snowden president Major Cottrel-Dormer, vice presidents (re-elected), hon secretary, Mr L Honeysett, assistant hon secretary Mr J H Honeysett, treasurer Mr E V Williams, auditors, Messrs Bennison and Followes

The question of securing a site for the club to hold their matches was discussed, and a motion by Mr J H Honeysett that "a committee be appointed to inquire into the feasibility of obtaining a ground for the club," was seconded and carried.

It was decided that the opening day of the season be left to the executive committee, opinion by the meeting appearing to favour next Saturday week for the first game.

Mercury (Hobart), Saturday 23 April 1921, page 5


There is to be a practice match for Corinthians at Lindisfarne today. Players please catch the 2.15 p.m. boat.


Port Adelaide News, Friday 22 April 1921, page 8

The British Association football match between Patrick Thistle and Glasgow Rangers, in the Scottish Cup final, resulted in a win for Patrick Thistle, who scored one goal, and Glasgow Rangers failed to score.

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