Archive for the '50 years of footy at UNE' Category

J.P. Makeham

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

UNE Sporting Great, Only Hall of Famer, Legend Status. Bill Malcolm (Page College 1973, 1974, Armidale City 1975,1976, UNE IV 1975, 1976, Armidale City 1979,1980) Jack Makeham, Patron-in-Chief of the UNE Australian National Football Club had impeccable footy credentials: Uncle Bob, a tall gangly centre half forward played in “The Machine” – the Collingwood teams […]

Meetings, Media and Mitch

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Rod ‘Rocket’ Gillett, Chairman UNEANFC Old Boys & Girls The annual general meeting of the UNE ANFC in 1974 was my introduction to rural politics. Held in the Robb JCR it was chaired by Russell “Rusty” Reynolds and attended by about 20-odd members. Rusty was duly elected unopposed as president as well were the remaining […]

The New England Nomads Can Learn from the Lessons of History and Be Great

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Paul Nankivell of UNEANFC reflects on the revolutionary methods used by City and City United in the ’70s The mighty City of 1974 and 1976 and City United of 1975 were truly revolutionary and their regime has been unashamedly copied by successful AFL clubs. The Nomads can too. Let’s look at modern footy regimes and […]

Season launch 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The season launch will take place next Friday (20/4/2012) at the Wicklow Hotel. The evening starts at 7pm and the cost is $15 to cover a burger meal. All members and supporters welcome. We will be joined by some former UNE ANFC players, as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of footy in […]

Genesis – The First Game in Armidale

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Rob Cason, UNEANFC founder, recalls the first-ever official game at the University of New England in 1962 when Tooheys Flag Ale was a popular beer amongst the players. I started at UNE in 1961 when there was a rumor that the Aussie Rules guys had played a game amongst themselves the previous year. In the […]

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