2007 Grand Final reunion memories

Members of Blyth/Snowtown’s 2006/07 Premiership winning team reunited on Saturday to celebrate the historical Grand Final win.

The Cats had both their A Grade and B Grade sides playing the 2007 Grand Final at Blyth Oval, with over 4000 people turning up to support the teams.

The Club also celebrated the 2006 Grand Final win after they were unable to host a reunion last year.

Club secretary Ros Zweck said that over 100 people, from as far up north as Darwin, returned to the club rooms to reminisce on the day.

“We probably had about 110 people there,” she said.

“A lot of the players who have moved away came back again to catch up with everybody.

“We had one player come down from Darwin, he does not get down very often so I think he enjoyed catching up with everyone.”

Memorabilia from the Grand Final win was laid out on a table for people to purchase and the video of the game was shown throughout the night to bring back old memories.

Paul McCormick and Kevin Pratt, President of the club at the time, MC’d the night and interviewed some of the players and coaches from the winning side.

Mrs. Zweck said the A Grade and B Grade Grand Final wins were not only special for the club, but also for the wider community as well.

The sevens have proved to be a successful period for the Cats, with another reunion to be held later this month to celebrate the 1987 A Grade Premiership side and the 1997 Under 17 Premiership side.