Warriors to celebrate 1984 premierships

IT HAS been thirty years since Stawell Warriors claimed senior and reserve premierships and they will be recognised tomorrow with a reunion.

Stawell Warriors reunion co-ordinator Marc Brilliant is excited by the interest and response from past players and coaches.

The Warriors 1984 senior premiership team.

The Warriors 1984 senior premiership team.

"I have had an excellent response to the function with approximately 90 percent of the footballers and committee from 1984 saying they will attend," Brilliant said.

"There are people coming from around Victoria, as well as South Australia and New South Wales."

The seniors went the long way through the finals series in 1984 after finishing second after the home and away draw.

Having lost to the Miners in the qualifying final they then needed to win three games on the trot to claim the premiership.

They were able to defeat Caledonians in the first semi, Great Western in the preliminary and finally Miners in the grand final a team they had lost to just three weeks earlier.

Coached by Murray Emerson and Des Beaton, Warriors won 11.15.91 to Miners 11.9.85.

The reserves had a much easier run to the grand final after being on top of the ladder all year.

They defeated Great Western 14.14.98 to 13.10.88.

The reunion will be held tomorrow upstairs in the clubrooms from 2pm with the premiership teams to watch the current senior team take on Ararat.

Anyone is welcome to attend the post match function upstairs.

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