GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 11, 1975 - No. 4
By Swan: Club notes: It was most pleasing to see Ariah Park fielding a Third 18 team - great for them and also the League. To be a strong club you need depth, and the only way to achieve this is through your Reserves and Third Eighteen teams. Congratulations to you, Ariah Park. The Griffith Co-op shirt award, First 18, was won by Glenn Luhrs, for an excellent effort at fullback against Ardlethan last week.
The Warburton Construction cash award for the Second 18 was won by Mick O'Brien, who must have got a hundred kicks last week. John Corbett, who is a new player in the Third 18 showed a lot of potential to win the Neville Dawson's Menswear award for the best player on the day.
Other Thirds players to show out were Chris O'Dwyer, Garry Cranston, John "Duck" O'Donnell and Shane Best.
It was interesting to read the Wagga Advertiser report on Monday morning - not a word about how well Griffith might have played, yet a lot of excuses for Ardlethan, who did play well. Surely we deserve some small credit, after all - we did win.
To this writer, some small bias against Griffith seems apparent by this paper over the years. Still, I suppose they obtained their report from a Ardlethan supporter.
Don't forget - the Clubs Jackpot is to be drawn on Friday, May 16th. All ticket holders welcome in the Club Rooms at 8.00 p.m.