PREMIERS... Western Areas Football Association 1948 premiers, Wokurna. Back: D Harris, trainer R J Ireland, R Flowers, D Richards, W Clifford, goal umpire H Kerley, trainer R Read; standing: N Commons, W Kerley, E Ebsary, F Winen, G Hewett, J Kerley, C Arbon, C Witty, K Kerley; seated: T Clifford, K Winen, vice-captain D Flowers, president K Simpson, captain D Dolling, A Flowers, C Bowley; front: R Kerley, boundary umpire B Richards, R Ireland; inset: F Ireland.	PREMIERS... Western Areas Football Association 1948 premiers, Wokurna. Back: D Harris, trainer R J Ireland, R Flowers, D Richards, W Clifford, goal umpire H Kerley, trainer R Read; standing: N Commons, W Kerley, E Ebsary, F Winen, G Hewett, J Kerley, C Arbon, C Witty, K Kerley; seated: T Clifford, K Winen, vice-captain D Flowers, president K Simpson, captain D Dolling, A Flowers, C Bowley; front: R Kerley, boundary umpire B Richards, R Ireland; inset: F Ireland. PHOTO: Pell’s Studio, Kadina

Wokurna FC legends celebrate 1948 flag

An amazing piece of local sporting history was celebrated when the four living members of the victorious Wokurna Football Club 1948 premiership side met at Port Broughton on Sunday, August 12.

Ed Ebsary, aged 98, brothers Kevin, 98, and Bill Kerley, 94, and Cyril Bowley, 91, all wore broad smiles as they sat around the table at Gloria’s Cafe, Barunga Village, and talked of this past glory with family and friends, and the amazing feat of still being able to celebrate this occasion 70 years later.

“We were a good side,” tap ruckman Kevin Kerley said. Ed and Bill played across the half-back line and Cyril was rover changing in the forward pocket.

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