SANFL Local footy – The Barracker: 600th edition

Almanac regular Peter Argent is not only a photographer of note but since 2005 he has been busy producing The Barracker, the match guide of the Barossa, Light & Gawler Football & Netball Associations and he has just reached a publishing milestone with  the production of the 600th edition which  follows below for your reading enjoyment.



Some highlights from The Barracker over the years, from its first ever cover, a Grand Final edition, and  photographs of hangers and presentations.



First ever edition



The 92 Grand Final edition front cover with Malcom McGrath and Mark Pitman
on the front cover.



The hanger Peter Argent captured of James Lawton in the Angaston vs South Gawler
contest of 2014 at Eldred Riggs Reserve.



Barossa District Bulldogs James “Rowdy” Angus celebrates the 2007
Premiership win at Nuriootpa Oval.


Willaston Schluter (association) Medalist Sam Walton get a big juicy kiss on
the cheek by team mate Shaun Baker and Joel Campbell congratulates him.



2007 was certainly the year of the Dogs in BLG sport.
Barossa District won the Senior One netball premiership.
Coach Mel Rendell (Auntie of Collingwood footballer Jack Madgen) – left and
captain Taryn Wills (right) being presented the Herald Cup by the editor
Graham Fischer.


All images copyright Peter Argent.


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  1. Mark Duffett says

    Presumably the ‘Willaston Donnybrook Dominic Lagana’ who won the Wally Linke and Mail Medal has got to be the same one I played alongside in the Salisbury u9s in 1978? Had a very unconventional kicking style then, did he retain it and is that why his win was a surprise?

  2. Hi Mark

    Didn’t know where Dominic came from – bit sounds like the same bloke

    My understanding was he was a real smokie at best?


  3. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    What an enormous achievement Peter. Heartiest congratulations.

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