Inter Town Games

Inter-state football brings champions together, galvanizes the public and elevates the game to a higher echelon in skill and excitement. Similarly, to represent your home town, old rivalries are forgotten and friendships are forged in an effort to test your standard of play against other Associations.

Both teams (Nth Broome and Sth Broome) combined in August 1922 to defeat the visiting personnel from the HMAS Geranium 10.10.70 to 7.5.47. (Goal kickers: - Price 6, Smith 3, McGuckin 1) later playing a scoreless draw in the first soccer game seen in Broome "marred by a badly shaped ball and uneven ground."

Both teams combined in August to defeat the visiting personnel from the HMAS Geranium

(Weld St. to the right shows the teacher's house.  The house in the centre to the left of the tree is still there today with a modern extension attached.  It was built in 1911 and next to it on the left is the kitchen.  Behind the house were stables and a well.  The goals are East/West)

Geraldton Guardian July 31st 1923

 Football at Broome

Only three broken noses at the local football match on Sunday say the ‘Nor West Echo’ Broome and it was a friendly games too.  Hope this will not interfere with the desire of Carnarvon to send a team to  Broome.  Carnarvon has invited the Broome club to send a team to their town to try conclusions there, offering to provide free accommodation for visiting players – a typical sportsmanlike offer, which is highly appreciated in Broome.  The chief difficulty in the way is the fact many of Broome’s best players are in banks, the public services and other callings from which they would find it hard to absent themselves.  The matter is being considered from all angles, and, if at all possible, the invitation should be extended to Carnarvon to visit Brome.  Visits of this kind tend to promote a spirit of camaraderie, which is well to foster between towns.

This photo is a combined side which played Derby about mid to late 50's

BACK ROW:  Keith Murray, Ernie Rahman, Don McKenzie, Fred Cox, Don Gibbs, Jimmy Howard, Don (Billy Bunter) Entwhistle, Eric Cox and Peter Talman

FRONT ROW:  Arthur Shackleton (first Captain of Meatworks) ? Phillip Matsomoto, Les Crispin, Peter (Nugget) Matsumoto, Simon Bernard.