GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Sou'wester" April 16, 1978 - No. 1
By Swan: A new football year ... a new coach, Allan Way, from Corowa; a new president, Jack Luhrs, and several new players to replace the 13 seniors missing from our side of last season. To Allan Way and his wife Laurie we bid big welcome. Allan will have as his assistant, our leader of the past two seasons in Bob Greenwood.
Returning to our club is Glenn Luhrs after an absence of two seasons with East Sydney and then North Wagga. Pat O'Dwyer, Jeff Mitchell and Peter Talbot have joined us from Darwin, Paul Nilsen from Broken Hill, Dennis Schmetzer from Ariah Park-Mirrool and Bob Williams from Whitton.
Also wearing our jersey this year is Geoff Smith from Blighty and Len Threlfall, the latter coaching our Under 19's.
We thank Barellan and Ardlethan in supporting us in pre-season trial matches and we look forward to these being a regular basic.
Kevin Kirkpatrick will be coaching our Reserve grade again, showing what a great clubman he has been for the Griffith Club. Our football fortunes will rest mainly on the play of our younger players and we look forward to developing some top liners from our local talent.
We also hope to gain a former top Riverina footballer to assist our younger side, giving us, we hope, a bit more sting to a side that has been badly depleted with transfers, retirements and other causes.