GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 8, 1971 - No. 17
By Swan: Whitton again lived up to their reputation of being Tigers at home and our unbeaten eight game sequence came to an end. It was bad luck we had to visit Whitton without Mal Brauman, John Candusso, Bob Prenzel and Geoff Martin but under the conditions and on the day they were too good. Hope we get another chance at them in the grand final.
Mal, John, Bob and possibly Marto will be on deck today when we will have to win against the competition leaders to hang onto second place.
Wayne "Chummy" Robins won the Co-op Stores Toby Lee award for the Firsts at Whitton and Trevor Reed won Bob Carroll's trophy for the Seconds - they must all be good mud-runners.
The Swans are making an all out effort to get a local schoolboys competition (Under 11's) organised for next season.
For a starter, there has been one enthusiastic meeting, all primary schools in the area have been contacted seeking teams or players while for all intending players a coaching clinic conducted by senior players, will be held Saturday afternoon, September 4 and this will be followed by a KO competition between selected teams two week later.