This little titbit is about to fall off the internet because the site has gone down. So I thought I would repost here to preserve it. The following passage is an excerpt from the book “Beyond The Big Sticks“, published in 2003.
IN 1988, players from Kukerin in the West Australian Wheatbelt acted with unprecedented goodwill when they organised a merger with Dumbleyung, a neighbouring club that had folded. Kukerin was a titan in the West and a peer of the best country footy clubs in Australia. Many Kukerin supporters failed to see why their club, with its storied history, should take on the undistinguished mob down the road. The players’ view was that all footballers need a home.