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SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 8, 1965 - No. 15
"Bondi, without the bikinis or water" was how the Griffith players described the Ardlethan oval last Sunday, but judging by the amount of sand that came from guernseys, hair, boots, etc., after the game, it must now nearly be no sand or bikinis.
It was a tough game and those coaches who called for "guts and determination" would have been pleased with the effort that took Griffith to a 9-point win.
Some of our players didn't handle the heavy going too well, but the two "old reliables", John Foley and Vic Hathaway, were always to the fore, as usual, with John gaining another of Ron Dalla's Whitmont shirts.
Others to go well were Cliff Hawkins, John Hudson (a handy acquisition) and Mick Newman.
After a good game, the seconds won by 50 points and still have hopes of making the final four. Fred Gambell turned in his best effort of the year to win Ted Withnell's trophy, and others to show out were Joe Whyte, Ray Smith, Denny Dreyer and Claude Smith.
We welcome Whitton today and hope for three good games against our neighbouring keen but friendly rivals.