Maroon reunion for 1994 premiership



TRARALGON Football Club will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1994 premiership with a reunion on Saturday, 14 June.

Traralgon will play Leongatha at home on the day, the same opponent it faced in the 1994 decider played at Morwell.

The Maroons, coached by the legendary “Joffa” Cunningham surged to a convincing 63-point victory to claim the title.

Current Traralgon coach Paul “Jumbo” McCulloch, who won the league goal kicking in 1994, starred with seven majors.

Hayden Smith was in fantastic form and won the prestigious Stan Aitken Medal for the best on the ground.

Club legends Russell Northe, Tony Lane and Max Cunico also made significant contributions in a great team effort.

The occasion will also mark the 50-year anniversary of the club’s 1964 Colts premiership.

Traralgon Colts defeated Morwell by 15 points in the grand final of the West Section in the Latrobe Valley Football League thirds competition.

At the end of this season Traralgon Colts player Bruce Pickering won the Bruce Wilkinson Medal as the best and fairest player in the league.

Past Players and Officials Association chair and 1994 premiership player Northe said he hoped the function would be well supported.

“All former and present Traralgon players and officials are strongly encouraged to attend to celebrate the history of our great club,” he said.

The event will start at the Traralgon Football Social Club at 2pm to watch the senior game against Leongatha, followed by an evening function commencing at 7pm.

It will include finger food and entertainment at a cost of $20 per head.

Today is the last day for RSVPs, which must go to Andrew Quenault via or by phoning 0417 015 592.