GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" September 12, 1971 - No. 22
By Swan: It seems the week's break didn't do the Swans any good, nor did the stirring bagpipe tune with which trainer, Bill Hardie, led the players on to the ground, as the team had a few players out of touch against Leeton and the loss now means the Swans have to play three games and win the next two to be premiers.
A tough assignment but not beyond the players if they can improve on last week's effort.
At a social in the club rooms last Sunday night the club's best and fairest votes were counted (not quite as efficiently perhaps as was the Brownlow Medal vote) and it is congratulations to the winners - Sid Robins (Firsts), Greg Thompson (Seconds) and Fred Schmetzer (Thirds).
In conjunction with the Schoolboys' Committee, the Griffith Club hopes to organise a local 11-years and under competition next season and after a very encouraging attendance at the first coaching session last Saturday, are confident the competition will become a reality.
A win is a must against the Magpies today if we are to enjoy some of the largess that will best presented by Amoco next Sunday.