SHARKS UNDER 13 PREMIERS 1984
Mitchell 6th from the left in the front row)
The skill of kicking a football is usually
mastered in the back yard or side streets at an early age and
is further fostered at school and in local competitions.
The first junior footy game in Broome occurred
on July 4 1925 in which the 'Convent Boys' 11.9, easily beat 'the
Rest' 4.4, thus beginning a short season. Convent continued their
good form by winning the next encounter too, but struggled in
the third game. "The Rest' were leading by five points, one
minute before the bell when the ball was kicked off the ground
and the Convent scored a goal, getting up by a solitary point.
The final scores read 6.17 to 8.4. In the following year W Capes
found his place at full forward booting six goals on one occasion.
"He is only 16 and will make a grad player.
Edgar too is a good lad from whom we hope to see good football"
- North West Echo, May 8 1926.
Apart form these early games however, junior
football was too often neglected over the years. Stan Mills organised
a few games during the mid 70's but so little was done in the
end a letter was written to the Broome News decrying the situation.
"Can you tell me why Broome has forgotten
the young boys who are not old enough to play with the senior
sides. Why hasn't someone organised junior football for them?
I think it is deplorable in a town like Broome where sport is
such a major contribution to the entertainment and participation
of people, that there is no junior football. What are you people
doing! Come on you lot, pitch in and start a junior competition.
I for one will be only too glad to help 'The Avenger' - vol 3
No 4, April 1979.
It was very soon after this that Terry Cullen
called a meeting of interested people and was duly elected President
of Broome Junior Football hoping to "provide recreation for
the young people where none at present exists."
Eight sets of jumpers were purchased and a
competition began of four U/17 and four U/13 sides played on Saturday
mornings. This competition continued uninterrupted under the direction
of Br Laurie Negus and Brian
Kane with strong support from Mrs Murray, Br Mike Lalor, Bob
Clarke and Phil Scott, John
Puertollano, Mike Lake, Stewie
Gregory, Mark Fogliani and in the later years great work from
Wayne Stockley and Bruce Andrews.
During this time, Brian Kane organised all
the umpires and a standard was set requiring juniors to develop
self discipline. Any boy who disputed a decision or fought during
the game was sent from the field for a time decided by the umpire
and after several years of this system, there was very little
Many present champions enjoyed the high standard
of competition during their junior years including Terry Cox, Wayne Edgar, Rod Wiggan, Patrick Cox, Albert Dann, Freddy Martin, Justin King and Dennis Jesell.
In more recent times, PCYC led by Bob Clarke and Phil
took over the under 13's, initially at Nulungu College and subsequently
at their own oval on Friday evenings which were always splendidly
organised. Phil Scott was coach, founder and fundraiser for the Sharks
under 13 footy team in 1984-84. He was able to secure a very large sum of
money from Lord Alistair McAlphine at that time. This generated a
sustainable income from the PCYC grounds which provided an over flow caravan
park. This in turn funded the establishment of the basketball court and
Eventually in 1991, all Junior Football came
under the umbrella of the PCYC, with at least 12 sides competing
in three age divisions. Alan Tangwei injected new life into the
overall organisation, while many of the "old crew" willingly
gave their services to assure a bright future for the youth of
West Kimbeley Colts 1992
Coach - Stewart Gregory
Assistant Coach - Dave Stedman
Jumpers - Blue and White Stripes
1 Gary Scott
2 David Cox
3 Tony Sahanna (Tanu)
4 Keith Kelly
5 Robert Wally
6 Michael Albert (V/C)
7 Fred Shovellor
8 Gordon Lawford
9 Mark Parriman
10 Stanley Puertollano
11 Leon Jacky
12 Arnold Sahanna
13 Joseph Kitchener
14 Bruce Albert
15 Peter Turner
16 Kim Hajinoor
17 Neil Marshall (Capt)
18 Arnold Bamba
19 Terrance Jack
20 Trevor Cox
21 Clinton Sahanna
22 Alec Isaac
23 Chubby Lane
24 Dale bin Sulamin
25 Darren Puertlano
Beagle Bay Colts 1994 - Premiers
1980 Nulungu Football team
Nulungu Footall team
Nulungu Football team under 14's
1985 Nulungu Football team