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All Saints rise up to celebrate 50 years

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August 16, 2017

Brendan Baker (right) interviews the 1970 and 1972 Heathcote Football Club premiership coach Denis Pangrazio at the Saints' 50th anniversary function.

Harry and Maurice Carboon.

Brendan Baker with premiership coach Wayne Bell.

Kyle Seidel and Alex Williamson.

Heathcote Football Club inaugural president Allan Smith reminisces.

HEATHCOTE Football Netball Club finished the season with a bang when they celebrated its 50th anniversary on the weekend.

Over three big days the club welcomed past and present members to Barrack Reserve to remember the old days and enjoy what the club has become.

About 250 people attended the Saturday night function, where guests opened their wallets to grab one of the club’s commemorative football jumpers and enjoyed a drop of the renowned Heathcote Saints Shiraz.

Selling for an average of $300 each, club president Andrew Conforti said the jumpers were a great way to mark the occasion and an excellent fundraiser for the club.

“It was great catching up with old club members,” Conforti said.

“We had plenty of former premiership coaches in attendance, life members and best and fairest winners.

“It was a great turn out from past and present members and it was nice having our first president Alan Smith in attendance to say a few words”

Conforti said the event was an excellent way to finish the season.

“A big thanks is owed to everyone who helped make the event a huge success,” he said.

“Brendan Baker did a great job as our emcee and Rebecca Dickinson and all the ladies did a power of work setting things up and cleaning after the event.

“We apologise if we were a bit noisy. Unfortunately we couldn’t be indoors, so we apologise to anyone we disturbed.”

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