COWWARR Football-Netball Club welcomed past footballers who shared in wearing the Saints colours of red, white and black recently, by chiselling their names onto the club’s changeroom player lockers.

Not literally chiselled, but life members and past players of more than 200 clubs games and or 100 seniors games gathered in the Cowwarr changerooms and ceremoniously ripped tape off the wall to unveil their past champions in writing that will remain there for years.

“It was really good. We got them all in there and put a bit of masking tape (on) to cover them all up… we had a bunch of older players, past players that ranged up to 90-years-old,” Cowwarr FNC President, Jim Wire said.

“Clubmen and members of the 1963, 1973 and 1974 premiership teams still with us made the trip, as well as family members representing diseased players to unmask their names.”

Players from the club’s premierships in 1987 (an 11-point win against Heyfield) and 2006 (defeating Rosedale by 20 points) were also presented.

The 2006 premiership captain, Matt Cameron, was the first name to be unveiled, and was revealed by wife Hayley and his two young daughters as he was not present due to work commitments.

Michael McNulty, Don Veale, Rob Ferguson and Kevin Wood all made their way to the rooms to see their names unveiled.

Those who have played 300 games for the Saints, McNulty, Ferguson, Roger Farley, Luke Cooper, Lee Cooper, Andrew Hollands, and senior games record holder, Shane Morgan were bestowed.

As another special treat for the visiting past players, 1984 and 1985 Essendon premiership player Terry Daniher visited to tell some old stories from the VFL days as a part of the club’s life members, sponsors, and past players day.