Friends of football (grass roots) is a concept arranged by Jack Elliott and Graeme Fenton.
Jack a former coach and a long time resident of Derrinallum.
Graeme,like Jack is a dual premiership player and has been until recently a life long resident at Derri (moved to Ballarat) and a pillar of the community.
The Derri FC meet annually, generally in Geelong which is a central point. As one can appreciate (after a couple of beers) the kicks were longer, marks greater than ever, general play improves 100% and we could lick any of the sides playing today.
As we all get older it is great to catch up with all your old mates and friends. Friends are important.
Maybe you can recognize a few of the famous Derrinallum FC names from photos below who attended this special function.
Derrinallum FC 1960 Premiership Players Backrow Former Coach, Graeme Bourke (Winger 1st year senior footy) Dinny Carroll (Utility Mr fix it) Col McClure (Bench Impact player) Jack Doolan (Back Pocket Hard & mean,Smiling Jack) John Scott (Full forward, John Coleman like skills) Terrence Pemberton (Very talented on baller) Noel Pemberton (Bench. BP most reliable) Graeme Fenton (Cheeky winger & on baller, started many a blue) Jack Elliot Capt/Coach (Centreman, One of the most talented players in the Western Plains Comp. Brilliant player, Premiership player with the Ballarat FC) John Northey (1st year senior footy) Mascots Darby Johnson (Salesman, Gift of the gab) Wayne Elliott (son of coach, GM Geelong Grey hound racing)
JN with Jack Elliott (My First senior coach) & Brian Williams (My first Junior coach)
JN with Jack Doolan, ruthless Back Pocket player. Winner of Umpires award.
Other attendees over last two years.
Bourke Graeme "Bourkie"
Fenton Graeme "Gray Go"
Fisher Barry "Hooker"
Fitzgerald Paul "Fitzy"
Fitzgerald Gerrard "Fitzy"
Gellie Des "Black Duck"
Gellie Graham "Crow"
Henderson Neil "Hendo"
Johnstone David "Darby"
McClure Colin "Click"
Northey John "Swooper"
Pemberton Noel "Tubby"
Ruggles Harry "Henry"
Ryan Ray "Dodger"
Scott John "Scottie"
Smith Barry "Smithie"
Taylor Ray "Boozie"
Williams Gary "Willie"