Port Lincoln’s oldest football club to celebrate 120 years

August 11, 2023 2:41 pm in by
Photo: Wayback Football and Sporting Club via Facebook

The Wayback Football Club are celebrating their 120th birthday with a replica guernsey auction on Saturday night, 12 August.

President of the Wayback Football Club Tracy Baldwin – who has been involved in the club for over 20 years – says this is a remarkable milestone, and league players will don the guernsey’s for their game against Tasmans before the auction.

“Traditionally the first guernsey that was ever worn had a red stripe down the middle and it had laces, she said.

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“Obviously, we can’t wear laces these days because of safety protocols, so our guernsey does replicate the look of a lace down the middle.”

The club started in 1903 when a group of men in the district met in a paddock and kicked a football around in what became the unofficial first Wayback training session.