Saturday 11 July
PREMIERS: 1960 1971 1972 1973 1979 2005 2006 2010
Fr. Kevin McKelson came to Broome in 1954. In 1955 he got a set of jumpers donated from the Carlton Footy Club and started a Junior Saints team which played against Beagle Bay. Saints were 4 goals up in the last quarter but only won by 2 points when they ran out of legs.
6 years later, in 1960, Fr McKelson approached a young Don McKenzie who was playing for Towns at the time and discussed the idea of forming a team of local boys.
Don McKenzie agreed and a very formidable squad was put together consisting of Peter Tolman, Eric and Fred Cox (later played for Meaties), Lennard Sampi, Gordon Lee, Billy Lawford (later played for Beagle Bay), Dicky Roe, Stephen Victor, Pius Gregory, Dicki Chi and other very speedy players. Success was immediate as they stormed to their first Premiership in 1960.
Winner of the CRA EASTER CUP: 2005, 2006
WKFA Fairest and Best Winners: 1972 Joe Roe (also coached Saints 1984, 1985),
Hall of Fame: Peter Tolman, Peter Marshall, Peter Matsumoto, Phil Matsumoto, Joe Roe (RIP 2006), John Puertollano, Gavin Mitchell, Tony Hutchinson, Choco' Malatesto, Olly Ryan (Coach 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986), Jimmy Chi (played for South Fremantle 2nd's), Justin 'Guddy' King, Eddie Huddleston and Matty Lawson.
Saints wore red singlets from 1971 to 1973 and in 1974, John Puertollano and his sister Roma Puertollano purchased a set St Mary's Darwin of jumpers from Aldo Rosetto's Sports Shop in Darwin. Aldo was Captain of St Mary's Darwin Football Club at that time. The jumpers had the yellow letters SM on top of a green background. These jumpers were the same ones used in the 1979 Grand Final win over arch rivals Towns.
Saints have been noted for their speed and skill and have always enjoyed considerable support from the town. However, Saints have also had their fair share of bad times. During the 1980's, Saints lost 7 finals and won only three. They broke their own hearts and those of their supporters during the 1980's with results such as:
Losing the 1981 Grand Final to Towns.
Going through 1985, finishing on top, then losing both the second semi and the preliminary finals.
In 1986 they went through the season undefeated only to lose the second semi final by 4 points after being 26 points up at three quarter time then losing the preliminary final by 5 points.
By 1993, Saints drought continued when they were defeated by Towns, going down valiantly by 20 points at the final siren.
But the daddy of them all - who could forget 2002? After a 23 year drought it looked like the elusive premiership was here. It was time on in the last quarter and Saints were 2 and half goals up against Towns and the champagne was beginning to pop. But victory was nipped in the bud with a 50 metre kick after the siren which sank their dream and left everybody stunned and silent. Football can be cruel at times, but the hard lesson learnt is: "it's not over till the fat lady sings!"
BUT THE MONKEY WAS FINALLY OFF OUR BACKS WITH A MAGNIFICENT WIN IN 2005 AFTER 26 LONG YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS and a BACK TO BACK PREMIERSHIP IN 2006.
Saints again raised the Premiership cup in 2010 - a fitting end to the 50 year anniversary for the club.
In 2008 in conjunction with Men's Outreach service Alive and Kicking Goals was established.
In 2014 with the support of the Kullarri NAIDOC Committee and the Peninsular Bombers Football Club we held the inaugural NAIDOC cup game and was successful in wining the game.
Monday 5.15 Haynes Oval
Wednesday 5.15 St Mary's
THE RUNWAY BAR
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