Rovers search for Premiership players

This premiership photo appeared in the Lilydale Express on 1 October 1969.

Mount Evelyn Football Netball Club is urgently trying to contact past players and officials from its 1969 Premiership side.

The club is holding a reunion on Saturday 6 July and is reaching out to Terry Dunne, Barry Wasley, Bob Wasley, Mick Waghorn, Peter Jackson, Ray Cunningham, Fred Reid, Robin Keatch, Steve Slater and Les Lloyd.

Mount Evelyn had a very successful year in 1968 and improved on that by winning the 1969 Grand Final, too strong through the season for the other teams in third division.

At the time that included Bennettswood, North Ringwood, South Croydon, Wantirna South, South Croydon, The Basin, Yarra Glen, Belgrave South, Wandin, Coldstream, Montrose, Mooroolbark and Rowville.

The side beat North Ringwood at Lilydale by 13 points to win its first ever flag.

Reports from the time said the entire team played extremely well on the day, but the shining light was the centre line of John Eastham, John Neilson and Michael Henderson.

The other team members were playing coach Bob Wasley, Robbie Reed, Steve Slater, Bob McGrotty, Les Lloyd, Peter Jackson, Ian Mays, Michael Waghorne, Rick Neilson, Robin Keatch, Ray Cunningham, Fred Reid, Ray Pearce, Denis Dunn, Ron Haines, Ray Lyons and Kevin Dunn.

Call Chris Thiele on 0477 718 085 or email christhiele007@hotmail.com with any information.

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