1914  Centenary   2014   

Welcome

Hello and welcome everyone to my web-site. Griffith Swans Archive. This site, though unofficial is dedicated to the history of the Griffith Swans "Aussie Rules" Football / Netball Club. It is just my way of attempting to keep the history of this club alive, and as a fan of fifty years it is my little past time. All the information on this site is what I have gathered over the years from books, programmes, newspaper clippings, photo's and talking to older players, supporters and my own memories. Within the pages you will find a historical data base of Griffith Swans, including details of almost every competitive match played, along with the coaches, players, officials and many others who have served the club over the seasons from 1914 to the present day.
Many Thank for Looking
Trevor Harrison

Errors and omissions
Inevitably, with so much information gathering in one place, there are bound to be errors and omissions and I apologise for these. Please contact me email or phone (02) 6964 2251 if you have any corrections and/or additional information.

Last update 6.00pm Saturday April 12, 2014

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Centenary News
Despite the most intensive research we cannot be absolutely sure of the actual date of our formation. But we do know that it was in 1914 and we are quite certain that we are going to celebrate our centenary in style.
A series of centenary events is planned from April, 2014. The centenary match itself is on Friday evening April 25th, when our Griffith sides will play near neighbour Leeton-Whitton - the Whitton Club being our first opponent on May 9th, 1914.
The centenary match apart, a series of events are planned, beginning with a banquet/dinner in the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club on Saturday evening April 26th where a team of the centenary will be announced.
It all starts this year - we'll keep you informed on dates and times. We are about to become 100 years-old and we want you to share our delight.
For any further centenary information please contact Club president Jeff Harris (mobile) 0427 647 987, (email)   jeffh@officechoicegriffith.com.au or  Bob Spears on (02) 6964 5695.

 

 The Area News

11/04/14 - Match preview Turvey Park vs Griffith

19/02/14 - Gruelling pre-season has Swans on track - Coach

14/02/14 - Sam Kekovich to help Swans celebrate centenary

03/02/14 - Swans mark centenary with special guernsey 

Fred Gambell will be  one former Griffith Swans footballer who will be attending  the centenary celebrations.
FIXTURE
Riverina FNL
Griffith Swans
R Date  0pponents V
1 Sat Apr 12 Turvey Park a
. Sat  "    19 General bye .
2  Fri   "    25 Leeton-Whitton (n) h
3 Sat May 3 Wagga Tigers a
4 Sun   "    11 Coolamon a
5 Sat   "   17 Mangoplah-CUE (n) h
. Sat  "    24 Rep. Picola SW vs RFL at Toc.
6 Sat  "    31 Ganmain-GGM (p) h
7 Sat Jun 7 Narrandera (n) a
8 Sat   "  14 Bye .
9 Sat  "  21 Collingullie-AK h
10 Sun  "  29 Turvey Park h
11 Sat  Jul 5 Leeton-Whitton a
12 Sat  "  12 Wagga Tigers h
13 Sat  "  19 Coolamon h
14 Sat  "  26 Mangoplah-CUE a
15 Sun Aug 3 Ganmain-GGM a
16 Sun  "  10 Narrandera h
17 Sat  " 16 Bye .
18 Sat  " 23 Collingullie-AK a

FIXTURE
South West JFNL
Griffith Swans White
R Date Opponents V
1 Sat Apr 5 Griffith Swans Red a
2 Sat  "   12 Temora a
. Sat  "  19 General bye .
3 Sat  "   26 Narrandera h
4 Sat May 3 Coleambally a
5 Sat  "   10 Northern Jets a
6 Sat  "   17 Leeton-Whitton h
7 Sat  "   24 Northern Jets h
8 Sat  "   31 Ganmain-GGM h
. Sun Jun 1  SWJFNL vs NRFNL .
. Sat  "    7 General bye .
9 Sat  "  14 Narrandera a
10 Sat  "  21 Ganmain-GGM a
11 Sat  "  28 Coleambally h
. Sat Jul 5 General bye .
12 Sat Jul 12 Temora h
13 Sat  "   19 Griffith Swans Red h
14 Sat  "  26 Leeton-Whitton a

FIXTURE
South West JFNL
Griffith Swans Red
R Date Opponents V
1 Sat Apr 5 Griffith Swans White h
2 Sat  "   12 Coleambally a
Sat  "   19 General bye .
3 Sat  "   26 Leeton-Whitton h
4 Sat May 3 Northern Jets a
5 Sat  "   10 Narrandera a
6 Sat  "   17 Coleambally h
7 Sat  "   24 Ganmain-GGM h
8 Sat  "   31 Narrandera h
. Sun Jun 1 SWJFNL vs NRFNL .
. Sat  "   7 General bye .
9 Sat  "   14 Temora a
10 Sat  "   21 Leeton-Whitton a
11 Sat  "   28 Temora h
. Sat Jul 5 General bye .
12 Sat  "   12 Northern Jets h
13 Sat  "   19 Griffith Swans White a
14 Sat  "   26 Ganmain-GGM a

Griffith F.C. - SWDFL Runners-up 1971
Back row: Jim Ryan (trainer), John Candusso, John Foley, Ian Wade, Phillip Smith, Richard Dalwood, Wayne Robins, Malcolm Brauman, John Higgins, Bruce Forbes, Sid Robins, Keith Thompson (selector), David Hall (boundary umpire).
Front row: Bill Hardie (trainer), Ralph Robins, Robert Prenzel, George Duncan, Garry Owen, Ron Russell (c-c), Garry Parslow, Darryl Collis, Noel Evans, Garry Gardner, Richard Milne, Bob Firth (trainer).

THE BOY'S OF 1964

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HIP, HIP HOORAY
Let us all shout hooray
to all who play to-day,
Let's be bright and gay
that's the only way,
Give our boys a cheer
to help them win the game,
When they win, should they lose
cheer them just the same,
They are the hope of all
the Griffith fans today,
Help them on their way,
make them bright and gay,
Let us give three cheers to Griffith
and shout hip, hip hooray.