‘The coach who lived close to the edge…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with his old coach, the larger than life Ken Boyd, to remember an incident-packed life both on and off the field.

‘The birth of a fabulous era…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill goes back 50 years to recall the 1971 O&M League Grand Final which featured the emerging Wangaratta Rovers line-up.

” ‘Luigi’…Star achiever in an all-round sporting family…” by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls Wangaratta’s Flanagan family and, in particular, Laurie Flanagan, also known as ‘Luigi’.

‘Dylan carries on the Stone football tradition…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the Stone family dynasty’s contribution to O&M footy starting with Brien at South Wangaratta back in the 1920s right through to present day Dylan with the Rovers.

‘A dream fulfilled for Son of a Gun…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill checked out some of the emerging talent at the recent Wang Rovers v Corowa-Rutherglen Kangaroos clash.

‘Au revoir to the Carboor farmer…’ by KB Hill

Wangaratta Rovers have lost one of their greats, Merv Holmes, who passed away last week. KB Hill reprises an earlier tribute to ‘Farmer’ Holmes.

‘Josh negotiates the obstacles on his footy journey…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill charts the setbacks endured by Josh Newton and his determination to fight back every time.

” ‘Leroy’……Loyal To The Core” by KB Hill

KB Hill talks with Wang Rovers icon Leigh Hartwig and recalls the tennis exploits of Leigh’s father, Davis Cup hero Rex Hartwig.

‘Derby Day Looms……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill traces the history of the local Wangaratta ‘derby’, Wangaratta Rovers v Wangaratta Magpies.

‘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 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.

‘Whispers……’ by Simone Kerwin

There’s nothing like a local derby, regardless of the status or standard of the clash. Simone Kerwin laments the absence of the Wangaratta v Rovers clash this year in the O & M League.

‘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.

“I’ve lived a life that’s full…I did it my way…”

Our regular contributor KB Hill invited guest writer Greg Rosser to share memories of the Clarke family and their long association with the Milawa Football Club.

‘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.

“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?

“….’Woosha’ Fights Back…” by KB Hill

Shane Welch had a promising cricket career ahead of him but opted for the country life, his family, a career and footy with the Wangaratta Rovers. KB Hill tells the story.