Erina Juniors History
How it all began...
In 1966 two football teams were formed under the name of East Gosford School Boys. They played in green jumpers with a white V and had their headquarters at Terry Oval Springfield.
The following year an approach was made by the Erina Rugby League Football Club who had no junior organisation, with the suggestion that this founding club become the “Erina Juniors”.
The senior body assisted in the purchase of tri-coloured jerseys with the Eagle emblem which helped to create greater interest within the junior ranks. From these humble beginnings, in 1968 the Erina Schoolboys team was born.
To consolidate the newly formed club the 6 stone 7 lbs division won the clubs first premiership in this initial year.
From the early seventies the club, whilst consolidating its achievement up until then embarked on a strengthening program to make Erina Juniors the top and most respected club in group 12 junior football.
All players, coaches, managers, officials and supporters since 1968 have contributed to this success by their enthusiasm and effort, and the club is always mindful of these great contributions.
That is a brief look at our past, and we look to the future remaining proud and strong.
First Meeting for the Formation
Held at East Gosford Primary School with the following people present
Leo Brown, Ray Fairburn, Kell Mc Fadden, John Law, Bill Gwynn, Dave Griffiths, Ivan Marchant, Greg Oxley, Des Moylen, Allan Pryor, Frank Edwards, Butch Verdon, Cliff Harris, Bruce Noman, Doug Freeburn, Col Taylor, Peter Collins, Noel Fenning, Bill Ecott.
The First Executive Committee – 1968
President – John Law
Secretary – Leo Brown
Treasurer – Greg Oxley
**44 premierships in the first 40 years
**In the initial years, the boys played barefoot and boots were only worn from 12 years up.
The Clubs Objective
To teach the boys the fundamentals of rugby league team football in the spirit of sportsmanship and goodwill.