Mallee Park celebrates first four straight

Mallee Park is reflecting on its first real dominant period when it holds its reunion for its 1987 to 1990 premiership teams on August 19.

The event will be 30 years since Mallee Park won the first of four premierships in a row in 1987, which was the first time the club achieved such a feat.

To mark the occasion Mallee Park will wear heritage guernseys recognising all premiership players from those years and past premiership players will form a guard of honour for the A grade game against Tasman.

There will be a raising of all premiership flags followed by a minute silence.

Celebrations will continue after the game with teas and formal club presentations before the guernseys are auctioned off and an 80s music cabaret.

Joe Burgoyne coached all four premiership teams and will be on hand to toss the coin before the game.

Mr Burgoyne said this period was a significant one in the short history of the club and the players set the club up for success.

“I believe they set the club up as a force,” he said.

“There were a lot of good players , a lot were very young.”

Mr Burgoyne said he could not pick out who were standouts from those teams as Mallee Park won those premierships by being one cohesive unit.

He said it should be a great night and a great celebration.

“It will be great to see players from that era back together,” he said.

Mr Burgoyne said under current coach Graham Johncock, it would not be surprising to see Mallee Park achieve five-in-a-row.


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