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Northern Representative Team
Country Chompions at Brisbane
Back Row: J. Clark, T. Bradshaw. J. Egan, A. Anderson, J. Hynes.
Middle Row: H. Lewis, H. Carroll, J. Miles, J. Brydon, A. Carroll, A. Williams, L. Morris.
Front Row: J. Ahing, W. Beasley, T. J. Richards (Captain), W. Stabler (Manager), O. Olsen, D. Egan,  F. Lewis.
Year 1909. Northern Representatiye team comprising players from Charters Towers and Ravenswood. This team beat Townsville 11 to 6, Western Districts 21 to nil, Central Districts 13 to nil.. and Southern Districts 31 to nil. Actually no team crossed their line in any of the above matches.

ditch, H. Blucher, "Chuck" Taylor, Tim Palmer, "Dad" Pratchett, Charlie Trevan ton, W. Pratchett, Ernie Gordon, H. Martin, C. Armstrong, Les Lingard, C. Anderson, Jim Weston, Tom Dungavell, Henry McKay, T. Lewis.

One could not overlook the Lollo brothers in any football discussion. All tricky players, Percy, Harold, Alf and Les. Percy had a dummy that would leave the best of them standing. Harold Lalla still referees the Club games in Charters Towers. An amusing incident happened last year when the Junior Estates from Townsville were playing a. Junior Representative team from Charters Towers. Harold Lollo had the whistle, and there had been light rain falling on and off during the match. The two Junior teams, as a joke, arranged to get Harold (the Ref.) at the finish of the match. Harold was, of course, in spotless white shorts and sweater and somehow he smelt a rat and as soon as he blew the full time whistle made a bee line at top speed for the sideline. One of the wingers, unfortunately for Harold, was too speedy and brought him down with a flying tackle. Needless to say his white ref. outfit was a sorry mess when they had rolled him several times in the mud.


Most football fans will agree that it will be many a year before we see football of the high standard and exciting nature that was played between the College teams in Charters Towers during this period.    Almost the whole town

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