Formed: 1991 (as Nyul Nyul, renamed in 1993)
First Coach: Alec Dann
First Captain: Albert Dann
First President: Dennis Corpus
Best and Fairest winners: 1994 Gavin Greaves, 2000 Don Cruttenden, 2007 Joseph (JoJo) Dann
Premiership: 1996,2007,2009,2011,2012,2014, 2015
Reconciliation Easter cup winner 2007,2012,2013,2014,2015.
Nyul Nyul filled the gap left with the demise of Roos in 1988. It was established with the same idea of providing opportunities for those unable to get a regular game with the existing clubs. Nyul Nyul was renamed Cable Beach Football Club to make it more inclusive to the wider community of Broome. Cable Beach Football Club has been superbly run and the results speak for themselves.
1995 Cable Beach Footy team
CABLE BEACH WEB SITE: http://www.cablebeachfc.myclub.org.au/
The Cable Beach football club was formed in 1991 and was first known as the Nyul Nyul Football Club.
The club was put together by the Corpus and Dann families who were concerned some of the local
boys couldn’t get into a football side.
The two families then got together and formed the club. Their aim was to get the boys off the street
and give the boys something to look forward to on the weekend.
It had a horrid first few years in the West Kimberley Football Association as the club got use to being
the new team in the competition especially against other strong local stalwarts Towns, Meat works
and Saints. The club struggled with financial difficulties and also having enough numbers to make up
a side for the games.
But with the determination and sacrifices made by these families and in particular, Josie, Henry &
Roslyn’s family, and the support of the loyal supporters and players who stuck by the club, it was
able to continue. In 1993 the club changed names & become known as Cable Beach Football Club.
By 1996 the atmosphere amongst the team and the club was exciting. Players & supporters were
working hard to keep the club going and by now the team had become accustomed to the
competition. They were a very strong outfit & proved this to take out the 1996 West Kimberley
Football Association premiership defeating Peninsular Bombers in the grand final.
Since then the club changed dramatically & the development of the club both on & off the track
improved to a very professional standard. These improvements in hand with the hard work & dedication
of the club founders were pivotal in making the Cable Beach football Club successful & also a
serious threat in the competition consistently playing finals football year after year up until 2003
During 2003 - 2006 the retirements of premiership players & a number of senior experienced players
seen the club just miss out on the finals series. The club chose to go with the development of
younger players from the club & local area as well as welcome in a variety of new members & players
who enjoyed sharing the virtues, friendships & culture of the Cable Beach Footy Club.
This saw the Beach’s young brigade, whom a large majority represented the Kimberley at higher level
football, stick together and form experience playing as a team. In turn the development of the team
jumped forward in leaps & bounds. With a few years experience under the young club’s belt they
were ready to reinstate themselves as a serious threat in the West Kimberley Football Association.
This was a proven strategy with CBFC taking out the ‘07 premiership against Towns in record
breaking fashion. Cable Beach becoming the only team in the History of the WKFL to go through the
whole season & finals undefeated & win the flag.
It looked similar in 2008 with the Club going through the whole season only losing games to the
eventual grand finalists. Back to Back looked promising until a nail biting loss in the final seconds of
the Qualifying final sent the Beach to a sudden death preliminary final in an injury ridden & depleted
state. This saw the Beach exit out & miss the 2008 Grand Final after being so close.
The Beach bounced back in 2009 having a stellar season. At first, parts of the year were up and down.
The club finished 2nd on the ladder & stormed into the finals on a high, defeating the ladder leading
Bombers in their last 3 games of the season to take out the 2009 premiership in convincing fashion.
In 2010 it looked to be back to back with the Beach finishing the season on top of the ladder with only
one loss but a host of draws…The team just not playing consistently enough fell in the first final to
Saints and then lost the preliminary final the following week to a rampaging Bombers.
An extremely hungrier Beach came out in force in 2011 and dominated the majority of the season again
finishing atop the ladder. The only stumbling block being the Peninsular Bombers who were the highly
fancied premiership favourites. Bombers defeated Beach in the qualifying final to head straight into
the grand final while Beach eventually set up a grand final rematch by defeating Towns in the
preliminary final. Through sheer guts and determination Beach handed the Bombers their 3rd
successive grand final loss leading the game from start to finish & were crowned the 2011 Champions.
The Beach were desperate to create club history and win back to back titles in 2012 & signs again
looked good with the reigning premiers winning the pre-season premiership & again finishing the
season on top of the ladder. The Beach made easy work of Looma & advanced straight in to the 2012
Grand final. They then had the week off to watch Derby Tigers win through to their first grand final.
Come Grand final day the pressure was truly on the Beach as the town of Broome was transformed
into a sea of Black and yellow with some 90% of the game day crowd wanting to see the Mighty Beach
knocked off their perch! Beach’s old faithful supporters stood tall & cheered hard to fire the boys on.
In an extremely low scoring, tough game they were behind all day and it was looking like it wasn't
going to be the Beach’s year. With only minutes remaining in the game the Beach clawed their noses in
front and won a truly epic grand Final stealing it from right under the Tigers noses to become back to
back premiers. This feat achieved for the first time in the clubs short history, making the Beach the
most successful team in the WKFL since their inception into the league.
Cable Beach Football Club is made up mostly of members from local families around Broome. The club
has an open door policy in which any person from any where is welcome to become a member & get
involved with the club.
The club prides itself on being very family orientated with great socialism off the field and great
professionalism on the field. The club is also huge on the development of younger players in order to
improve their football, work and lifestyles.
The club also has a representative team in each of the West Kimberley Junior Football Council’s U/10s,
U/12s, U/15s & Colts competitions. The club also has an affiliate Touch Rugby Team in the A Grade for
the Broome Touch Football Association. The club also has an affiliate women’s Netball Team in the
A-Grade competition for the Broome Netball Association and an affiliate mixed Netball Team in the
A-Grade competition for the Broome Netball Association .
CBFC Honour Board'
CBFC B&F winners
CBFC Leading Goal Kickers
CBFC Best 1st Year Players
CBFC Josie Corpus Memorial Award - BEST CLUBMAN (Introduced 2005)
CBFC Life Members
Fr McMahon Medalists (BOG in Grandfinal)
1996 – Marty Shepard
2001 – Nathan Grant
2007 – Brett Claudius
2009 - Brett Claudius
2011 - Jordan King
2014 - Nick Green
2015 - Daniel Cox
ABC Footballer of the year
1998 – Simon Docherty
2000 – Don Cruttenden
2007 – Neil Marshall
2009 – Joseph Dann
2011 – Jordan King
1994 – Gavin Greaves
2000 – Don Cruttenden
2007 – Joseph Dann
2013 - Joseph Dann
CBFC WAFL Players
Tyrone Garstone (Claremont)
Marky Parriman (Subiaco)
Jo Jo Dann (Subiaco)
Dale Birch (Claremont)
Liam Bedford (Claremont/Geelong AFL)
Neil Marshall (Claremont/Subiaco/West Coast AFL)
Brett Claudius (Perth)
Keifer Yu (Claremont)
Joel Hamling (Claremont/Geelong)
Nick Green (St.Kilda)
Player achievements (seasons end 2011)
50+ GAMES – BRETT CLAUDIUS
50+ GAMES – DAVID MULHERON
50+ GAMES— ASH DANN
50+ GAMES— SIMON DOCHERTY
50+ GAMES— GLEN DIXON
50+ GAMES— TIMMY CARTER
50+ GAMES— MAITLAND HILL
50+ GAMES - LINDSAY DEAN
100+ GAMES – VERNON DANN
100+ GAMES— DAMIEN PARRIMAN
100+ GAMES - RICK HILL
100+ GAMES – PETER JAFFREY
100+ GAMES— JOSEPH DANN
100+ GAMES— JAY CASSIDY
150+ GAMES – MICHAEL ALBERT
150+ GAMES – LESLEY BEDFORD
150+ GAMES – ROBERT WILSON
150+ GAMES – HENRY CORPUS
FIRST 50 GAMES – CRAIG MAY
FIRST 100 GAMES – HENRY CORPUS
FIRST 150 GAMES – HENRY CORPUS
Best & Fairest Awards Night Results
CBFC 2011 BEST & FAIREST
2011 R/UP BEST & FAIREST
2011 LEADING GOAL KICKER
2011 MOST CONSISTENT
2011 BEST 1ST YEAR PLAYER
2011 JOSIE CORPUS MEMORIAL AWARD (BEST CLUB MAN)
2011 BEST RECRUIT
2011 COACHES AWARD
2011 MOST IMPROVED
2011 BEST FINALS PLAYER
BEN DE MEO
2011 PLAYERS CHOICE
2011 MR. CABLE BEACH
SEASON 2008Best & Fairest Awards Night Results
CBFC 2008 BEST & FAIREST
Jo Jo Dann
2008 R/UP BEST & FAIREST
2008 LEADING GOAL KICKER
Neil Marshall & Damien Parriman (23 EACH)
2008 MOST CONSISTENT
2008 BEST 1ST YEAR PLAYER
2008 JOSIE CORPUS MEMORIAL AWARD (BEST CLUB MAN)
2008 BEST RECRUIT
Sean Bin Swani
2008 COACHES AWARD
2008 MOST IMPROVED
2008 BEST FINALS PLAYER
2008 PLAYERS CHOICE AWARD
BEST AND FAIREST : JO JO DANN
RUNNER UP BEST AND FAIREST: Brett Claudius
CBFC 2007 LEADING GOAL KICKER
CBFC 2007 JOSIE CORPUS MEMORIAL AWARD (BEST CLUBMAN)
CBFC 2007 BEST RECRUIT
CBFC 2007 BEST FINALS PLAYER
CBFC 2007 MOST CONSISTENT
CBFC 2007 MOST IMPROVED
CBFC 2007 PLAYERS CHOICE AWARD
Brett Claudius, Corey Bedford &
CBFC 2007 COACHES AWARD
Cable Beach goal kickers for the 2007 season:
NEIL MARSHALL 45
Vernon Dann 15
Dave Mulheron 14
Jo Jo Dann 14
Damien Parriman 12
Brett Claudius 10
Brendan McNichol 10
Eddie Moore 7
Daine Hart 7
Ben Mckenzie 6
Sonny Dann 5
Alex Barns 4
Dominic Treacy 4
Ben Sebastian 4
Andre Skeen 3
Dougie Corpus 3
Laurie Woods 2
Kenny McGee 2
Brutus Mason 2
Mick Albert 2
Brad Howard 2
Mick Robertson 1
Ben Gryta 1
Dale Birch 1
Damien Treacy 1
Jay Cassidy 1
Adrian Taylor 1
Lindsay Dean 1
Timmy Carter 1
FAREWELL - LLOYD REIDY (JULY 2012)
Cable Beach Football Club 2 time Premiership player, Premiership Vice Captain and 2010 Best and Fairest Winner Lloyd Reidy
played his final game for the Beach last Saturday vs Broome Bulls.
Reidy arrived on the scene in 2009 and had an immediate impact in the team and the WKFL as a hard, gut running, rebounding
defender. His great voice, agility and durability also allowed him to see plenty of game time in the star studded CBFC midfield.
Lloyd's class as a senior player played a major hand in guiding the Beach to its 2009 & 2011 premierships. He has figured in the
top of the B&F votes every year whilst at CBFC and took out the Best & Fairest in 2010. In 2011 his leadership credentials saw
him elevated to Vice captain of CBFC.
Lloyd has been heavily involved with the WKFL as a senior umpire this season and
will continue to help out with this but will remain at CBFC as the head runner until He
and Wife Jess embark on some overseas R&R. Lloyd and Jess have been a great
assett to CBFC and we wish them all the best in their future and thank them for their
efforts at the club. Its been great having two such great people involved at the club.
Lloyd capped off a remarkable career with the Beach by again featuring in the best
players against the Bulls. He also saved one more magic trick for his final game
kicking one of the best goals ever witnessed in the WKFL’s history.
Deep in the back pocket Lloyd ran it out of defense, continued to run having about 6
bounces down the wing, Not known as a goal kicker Lloyd reached the half forward flank where by all were waiting for him to
pass it off and hit one of the forwards lace out on the chest to set up a goal.
However, Reidy continued to run, side stepped a few Bulls players and launched a staggering shot at goal from 45m out on his
non preferred foot. Just as all the Beach faithful thought “What was he thinking he cant kick goals” the ball sailed through the big
sticks to slot a memorable goal. Celebrations were
immediate as players ran from all ends of the ground
to gather around Reidy and acknowledge him for a
such a remarkable act! What a way to finish
Reidy was carried off the ground after the game and
was right in the centre of the circle to proudly and
loudly sing the winners song.
Well Done Lloyd Reidy on a great career with CBFC.
QUARTER CABLE BEACH GREENBACKS PENINSULAR BOMBERS
Four brothers - 9 Premierships with Cable Beach: Vernon 3, Joseph 6, Leon 1 and Ashley 1.
Profile of Joseph Dann
PLAYED 12 YEARS OF SENIOR FOOTY FOR CABLE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB
PLAYED OVER 180 GAMES OF WKFL SENIOR FOOTBALL
WON A RECORD 7 CLUB BEST & FAIREST AWARDS FOR CABLE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB
CABLE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB BEST 1ST YEAR PLAYER 2002
CABLE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB LEADING GOAL KICKER 2011
2 TIME BULLEN MEDALLIST FOR WKFL BEST AND FAIREST AWARD (2007 & 2013)
5 TIME RUNNER UP BULLEN MEDALLIST FOR WKFL BEST AND FAIREST AWARD
6 TIME PREMIERSHIP PLAYER WITH CABLE BEACH FC (2007,2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
WON MOST PREMIERSHIPS IN THE HISTORY OF CABLE BEACH FC (6)
3 TIME CABLE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB PREMIERSHIP CAPTAIN (2007, 2009, 2011)
MOST DECORATED PLAYER IN HISTORY OF CABLE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB
INDUCTED AS LIFE MEMBER TO CABLE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB IN 2015
REGIONAL/ STATE / NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
MEMBER OF 2014 WKFL SENIORS ALL STARS REPRESENTATIVE SIDE
MEMBER OF 2012 WKFL SENIORS ALL STARS REPRESENTATIVE SIDE
BRIAN KANE MEDALLIST (Best 1st Year WKFL)
ALAN BISHOP MEDALLIST (Best player Kimberley Colts Championships)
GILBERT MCADAM MEDALLIST (Best player NTAFL Championships)
4 Time WKFL Colts Representative for Kimberley Football Championships
3 Time Kimberley Colts representative for Kimberley Spirit Team and associated championships (Country Football Championships & NTAFL Championships)
Country State Team Player 2011 & 2012
Selected to train with Both Fremantle F.C & West Coast Eagles F.C during their preseason camps held in Broome.
OTHER DETAILS RELEVANT TO NOMINEES BEST PERFORMANCE:
Played WAFL for SUBIACO Football Club
NTFL Grand Final Player for Southern Districts F.C
Played for Southern Districts in the NTFL