1978 Henley District & Old Scholars
Henley Districts & Old Scholars Football Club
“Eager Eagle Newsletter” incorporating “The Viking Newsletter”
(Official Newsletter of the Henley District & Old Scholars Football Club Inc.)s
January 1978 – Summer Edition
Written by – Brian Fitzgerald & Greg (Reg) Reid
The negotiations are over and the rest is up to us. The new club is now functioning as a unit, thanks to the work of both old committees and other hard working members.
If three months ago someone had said that the Henley Football Club and the Henley Old Scholars Football Club would amalgamate and form a new club for 1978, it would have been hard to believe. The main points of discussion were the club name, club colours and payment of players.
As you are no doubt aware by now, all these points have been agreed upon and settled.
People from both clubs were anxious to see the amalgamation go ahead, and with Llyod Harvey chairing a “steering committee”, Paul Sperling leading the Henley Representatives, and David McGlennon heading the Old Scholars group, all discussions were meaningful and direct. The new constitution was written with the assistance of a Solicitor, Ian Edgely, and then put to the members of both former clubs at a joint meeting.
For 1978 Neil Higgins is the club coach with teams in A1 and A1 Reserve, A3 and A3 Reserve and A6. A junior colt team will be playing under our name from the Henley High School. The Henley District and Old Scholars Football Club will be wearing the former Old Scholars uniforms, i.e. Green and Red vertical stripes Guernseys, green shorts and green and red hooped socks. The club will be purchasing 5 new sets of Guernseys and gear for 1978.
Once we pull on these Guernseys for the first time we will be one club, with one objective, to win. Support the Henley District and Old Scholars, drink at the club, get to know the people around you; train, work and play hard and this Club can do nothing but go further and become a real power within the Amatuer League.
A - Grade Team (A1 Division)
In 1978, the club picked their second strongest team to play in the A3 competition and the next best team, the C-Grade, played in A1 Reserves.
This occurred to ensure that the A3 team was competitive and would not face relegation.
B - Grade Team (A3 Division)
In 1978, the C-Grade side played in the A1 Reserves competition as the club picked their second strongest side, the B-Grade, to play in the A3.
C - Grade Team (A1 Reserves Division)
D - Grade Team (A3 Reserves Division)
E - Grade Team (A6 Division)
Under 18 Colts Team
Under 18s - Colts Team