GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" August 7, 1983 - No. 16
Last Sunday saw the Swans defeated in all grades in what can only be described as Artic conditions.
In the Firsts, the Swans battled gamely before going down to the desperate Bulldog combination. Once again it was one quarter which let us down. Best players were Darrell Collins, Glenn McCleod and Gerard Toscan.
The Seconds put up a spirited effort before succumbing to a more experienced opposition. It was great to see players such as Mark Buchanan, Ritchie Turner and Peter Casey shining on what otherwise a very bleak day.
Credit must go to John "Nonga" Bordignon and his Under 19's side. Although convincingly beaten, they put up a great fight against much older and bigger opposition. Best for the Swans were Drew and Simon Hicks, Jamie Alpen, Graham Lyons and Darrell Johnstone.
Well today is the moment of truth for not only the three teams but indeed the club as a whole. It is imperative that we come away from Ardlethan with three wins. Best of luck to all grades and Up the Swannies!
SPOTLIGHT ON 'RULES'
By JACK LUHRS
When brothers Tony, Drew and Simon Hicks were selected in the Swans' side last Sunday to play Ardlethan, they continued a unique aspect of the club, the fielding of a trio of brothers in one side on the same day.
The previous occasion when three brothers gained joint selection was last year when Max, Kelvin and Richard Turner ran onto the field in the same side.
Previously, the Robins brothers, Sid, Wayne and Ralph, in 1974, extended the unusual happening a step further when they not only fielded in the same side but between them, comprised the complete half back line.
Wayne "Chummy", later lost his life in tragic circumstances while working with a highway construction company near Albury.
The "Wayne Robins Memorial Shield" for the person giving outstanding service and contribution to the Griffith club, is presented yearly by the Robins family in his memory.
The Hicks brothers are the sons of Joan and Noel Hicks, the Federal Member for Riverina.
Simon recently gained selection in the New South Wales side to play in a schoolboy all-state carnival in Brisbane..... he turned 15 years in July, Drew was 16 last December and Tony, is 18.
The Area News (Wednesday, August 10, 1983)