Mid North footballers honoured on book cover

In Peter Lines’ new publication “South Australian Country Football Digest - Volume II” a good handful of Mid North footballing talent is honoured on the front and back cover.

Among the 32 players honoured with personalised and unique playing cards are current Broughton Mundoora Eagles captain Tommy Button, Southern Flinders precocious young forward Shane Ballantyne, John Daniel from the now-defunct Tarlee Football Club, and midfielder Andrew Purchase who had a key role in BBH’s breakthrough 2009 premiership and also played with NAFA club Jamestown Peterborough

Tri-club country footballer with Hamley Bridge, Mintaro-Manoora and Barossa District Todd Miles, BSR and Central District champion Jason MacKenzie, dual Mail Medallist and Blyth Snowtown Cats midfielder Ryan Darling and the inaugural captain of the BBH Rams Ron Lycett, along with Balaklava Peckers, Moonta and South Clare footballer Hayden “Whisky” Walker all were heralded with their own playing card.

Other high profile football names featured on the covers include AFL Hall of Famer Graham Cornes, mercurial power talent Chad Wingard, Geelong champion Corey Enright and fellow South Australian AFL footballers Brodie Martin and Jack Trengove.

Lines, who played country football and still umpires, resides at Cowell on the West Coast.

“The South Australian Country Football Digest – Volume II is an update of my 2012 book, which has received a complete reworking of the original format,” Lines said.

“The Volume II edition includes all new photographs and profiles including those of a number of past and present AFL players. 

“All of the records have been updated with both recent and newly discovered materiel added.

“Interspersed throughout the book are more than 50 profiles of footballers, coaches, administrators and umpires.

“Wingard, Sam Jacobs, Tyson Edwards, Neil Kerley, Trengove and Enright are just a few of the well-known champions of the past and present to be profiled. 

“There are over 100 team photographs and in depth statistical records.”

This publication was officially launched last Sunday morning, December 3, in Cowell at the monthly Lions Street Market.

Peter’s wife Leanne was diagnosed with Breast Cancer five years ago.  Following surgery, chemotherapy and a long period of uncertainty she has now fully recovered. 

Extremely grateful for the care and support given, Peter is donating $5 from the sale of each book to Cancer Council SA. 

The books can also be ordered directly by emailing Lines at bplines@bigpond.com or by phone 0438 819 391.

Footnote: The front and back covers were created by Northern Argus columnist Peter Argent – in many cases the images are from Argent’s photographic archives.