Lincoln South celebrates 75th anniversary

Despite the risk of a COVID-19 lockdown the Lincoln South Football Club celebrated it's 75th Anniversary with a successful reunion from September 29 to October 3 with more than 300 people attending.

The Wednesday evening involved the era 1946-1979 with past players, officials and members were welcomed by club president Scott Jarvis followed by some reminiscing from Ralph Glass and Maurice Barry.

The rest of the evening was spent catching up with old mates, no doubt some stories grew as the night went on. Players from various premiership sides in the 1950's, 60's and 70's were in attendance.

Thursday started with a bus trip to Coffin Bay, for some it was their first time since they had left Port Lincoln.

After an enjoyable lunch and refreshments the bus returned to the club in preparation for the evening show.

This was for the 1980-1999 era, once more there many old faces attending who again were welcomed by Mr Jarvis.

Amusing anecdotes from Kym Clarke and Kym Rowe set the mood for more stories and entertainment through the night. Again players from the 81, 83 and 91 premiership sides were in attendance.

For the more eager ones, Friday started with a round of golf at the Lincoln Golf Club followed by lunch and refreshments at a couple of local watering holes.

The evening involved players and officials from 2000 through to the present day with Darren Bryant and John Sinclair starting events with their thoughts before the socialising began.

The 75th Anniversary Dinner was held at the clubrooms on the Saturday evening with more than 150 people attending.

Mr Jarvis welcomed everyone and spoke on the future challenges that face the club, followed by Mr Glass, Mr Clarke, Michael Williams and Craig Akehurst who all spoke on the clubs history during their times.

The official part of the evening finished with the auctioning of the 2021 heritage jumpers worn this season.

Among those in attendance were families of three original founding members, 'Goog' Hogan, Fred Emms and Jack Henson.

For those who were able, spent Sunday afternoon at Port Lincoln Racecourse slowly recovering.

A great time was had by all who attended, the only disappointment was for those from interstate who could not escape COVID lockdowns.

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