Yackandandah Roos to celebrate 1964 premiership with club reunion and book launch

Gathering for the reunion of Yackandandah's 1964 premiership team is Leo Moore, 74, Simon Corr, Trent Castles, Don Damm, 75. Both Leo and Don played in the premiership game. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

Gathering for the reunion of Yackandandah's 1964 premiership team is Leo Moore, 74, Simon Corr, Trent Castles, Don Damm, 75. Both Leo and Don played in the premiership game. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

YACKANDANDAH will hold its biggest celebration since winning the 2000 premiership when it honours a raft of club legends at a function and 50-year reunion for its maiden flag on Saturday.

The Roos, who have won just two senior premierships since joining the Tallangatta league in 1957, are holding a luncheon during Saturday’s clash with Thurgoona for members of the 1964 triumph.

Bill Smith, who coached the Roos to their first Tallangatta and District league flag that year, will speak at the function.

The majority of the team’s surviving members are expected to be in attendance.

The Roos will then hold a ball at the Yackandandah Town Hall and will name a “Team of Champions” from the past 50 years.

A seven-man committee, comprising of members from different eras, have selected the side.

Club president Brendan Johnson said he was expecting a bumper night.

“We traditionally have a winter ball but with the reunion planned, it all sort of grew from there,” he said.

“Peter Barnes, our historian and life member, has put together a book on our 130-year history.

“We’re looking forward to it.”

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