Two Wells 1981 premiers ready to turn back the clock

Calling all Two Wells football players and supporters from 40 years ago.

That’s right, you read it correctly the first time, 40 years ago.

The Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club is holding a 1989 premiership and players reunion at the club on Saturday May 29 and is hoping to get as many past players and supporters to the event as possible.

1981 playing coach and captain Tony Burne said the reunion would include a great afternoon watching the A Grade match between Two Wells and United followed by an evening function for the 1981 cohort and invited guests.

“We haven’t had a general players reunion in forever,” Tony said.

“While the reunion is the centrepiece we’d like to take advantage of the day and get as many past players here as possible.”

Family names like Sharpe, Prior, Seccafien, Gameau, Lamont, Kelly and Wendland are synonymous with Two Wells, and the 1981 premiership marked a significant turnaround for the club, having finished the 1980 season second from the bottom.

“It will be great to catch up with everyone,” Tony said.

“It was very much a localised team premiership.

“Some people I haven’t seen in over 25 years.”

Joining Tony on the field four decades ago was the club’s current A Grade coach, Neville Seccafien.

Neville was one of the youngest players taking part in the game at just 17 years old.

“It was quite a different game back then,” Neville said.

Playing a quarter and a half (there was no interchange back then) in the premiership match, Neville is looking forward to catching up at the reunion with people he doesn’t see very often.

He jokingly said, “I was eventually able to play four quarters of football”.

Jokes aside, it should be a fun trip down memory lane for all involved.

If you are interested in attending the reunion or have some history to share, contact the club through its Facebook page.

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