1984 Easter Carnival
The North West Australian Aboriginal Football
Association held a carnival in Broome over the Easter weekend.
Teams came from Kununurra, Derby, Port Hedland and Broome. Despite
playing all day Saturday in hot conditions, often with successive
games, a high standard of football was evident, auguring well
for the NW Association's bid in Geraldton in September. The aim
of the Carnival was to enable the Association to select a side
to represent it in Geraldton. It was the first time a NW side
took part in the State Championships.
Broome, sporting a side that combined youth
and experience, proved too strong for Port Hedland in the final.
Hedland were unlucky to lose a few key players before the final
but still put up stiff opposition. Scores and best players were:
Broome 10.9/Derby 2.6 (A Dann, R Corpus D Menmeir, W Edgar).
Broome 9.11/Hedland 4.2 (J Edgar, S Pigram,
Broome 16.9/Kununurra 4.2 (D Pigram, R Wiggan,
Final Broome 20.9/Hedland 11.14 (W Edgar,
S Roe, A Dann).
The overall organisation fell mainly to Peter
Cox and Leon Van Erp who did a magnificent job. Assisting them
were Chris Reeves, Kevin and Mary Bullen and Ken Barker.