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‘The new Ponsford…….’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the football and cricket careers of legendary Wangaratta sportsman Alec Fraser who spurned ‘the big time’ to return to his roots.

‘Barrie Beattie’s sporting journey………..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the career of Barrie Beattie, a lad from Thoona who went on to play an important role at Footscray as well as forge an impressive career in town planning.

” ‘Hawk Express’ brings 1960 Cup back home…….” by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long and distinguished career of Roley Marklew, first as a player for the Wangaratta Rovers and, later, as a ‘Man in White’.

‘The Champs of 1950………’ by KB Hill

KB Hill searches behind the scenes to uncover the story of Wangaratta’s 1950 premiership in the O & M League. (A classic piece of KB Hill research and writing – Ed.)

“‘Punderdelime’ the footy pioneer…………” by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the life and significance of Brother John Pye, the father of Australian football in the Tiwi Islands and beyond.

“Regrets……I’ve had a few……” by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with Paul Bryce, a very talented player who never quite achieved what he might have. It turned out to be a brutally honest and revealing conversation.

‘Tommy (the terrible Turk) takes Tigers to the top…..’ by KB Hill

With a little help from Ken Linnett, KB Hill outlines the long, winding and colourful career of Tommy Lahiff, ‘The Terrible Turk’.

‘The Old Football Sage…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill goes back in time to recount the long career of Wang Rovers and Moyhu stalwart, Ben Ward.

’Heners’ – schoolboy champ to country football icon……by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long career of Jon Henry, the boy from Kamarah who played in the AFL but made his greatest contribution in Wangaratta.

‘Waging war on a relentless opponent…..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill shares the story of Terry Greaves, a stalwart of country footy in north-eastern Victoria. After a distinguished career on the field, Terry continues to fight health battles off the park.

‘One of Nature’s Gentlemen….’ by KB Hill

W. J. Findlay Oval is a special place up Wangaratta way. KB Hill and Phil Nolan give the the background story of the remarkable man whose name graces the beautiful ground.

” ‘Stabber’ …the mini-marvel from Maryborough” by KB Hill

Michael Caruso carved out a long and distinguished career in country footy. And who better to tell the story than KB Hill.

‘A Salute to the Centurions……..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the 1920 premiership won by the Wangaratta Football Club. After battling to recommence after The Great War, the Ovens & King League came back to life and provided a fiercely contested competition.

‘From King Valley, to Moonee Valley…and beyond’ by KB Hill

KB Hill talks to Leigh Newton, son of a King Valley footy dynasty, about his injury-plagued career at Melbourne, and his further sporting adventures.

‘Bidding adieu to an old Hawk…..’ by KB Hill

Tom Tobin may not have been the most talented player to ever lace up a boot, but he was a mighty servant of the Wangaratta Rovers. KB Hill reflects on a great clubman.

“ ‘Mouse’…….the opportunist……..” by KB Hill

His nickname may have been ‘Mouse’ but Shane Wohlers roared his way through a very successful career in the Ovens and Murray League. KB Hill takes up the story.

” ‘Nana’ guides Spiders to footy ‘Nirvana’ ” by KB Hill

KB Hill brings us another reflection from almost a century ago with the tale of Ray ‘Nana’ Baker and the Corowa Spiders.

‘The Golden Era of the Redlegs……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill takes us back a century to recount the amazing success of the Rutherglen Redlegs in the Ovens and Murray League. (Includes some great old photos to enjoy. – Ed.)

‘Jovial Jack Fergie……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill tells us about Jack Ferguson, the Wangaratta Magpies champion full-back and, later, 3NE radio commentator extraordinaire. He was a pretty good shoe salesman, too!

“Pure Fantasy?…… Hawks and Pigeons in a Nail-biter” by KB Hill

KB Hill was at Findlay Oval for Round 1 of the 2020 O&M season – and what a cracker of a game to start the new year! Could the new-look Hawks scatter the Pigeons?