As remembered by Cyril Minge
reformed in 1947 playing in what was the Lower North Ass with teams from Smithfield, Greenock, Kangaroo Flat, Roseworthy, Truro, Sandy Creek and Lyndoch.
Lyndoch won three premierships in a row with Jack Filsell Captain then in 1954
that Association finished so Lyndoch Football Club went into recess.
1960 - 1969
Lyndoch started up again this time playing in the Gawler and District Football Ass.
Brian, Buck, Harris coached in 1963. I joined Lyndoch as did a lot of players
from Williamstown colts. In 1963 - 65 I was honoured to be appointed as Vice
Captain. In 1964 with 7 Colts from Williamstown the U17 won the Premiership
with Brian (Buck) Harris coach. The A Grade won a premiership with Kevin
Ablay as coach. In late 1968 the Gawler and District Football Association
started up as Primary Schools and Mini-league competition with teams from Evanston
Green, Evanston Gold, Gawler Primary, Gawler East, Hamley Bridge,
United Rurals and Lyndoch Valley Little League. Lyndoch was sponsored by the
Lyndoch Football Club and Williamstown Rovers Football Club. Rurals won the
premiership in 1969, then they did not have the numbers to carry on so some of
their players came to LVLL. The first coaches were Brian, Buck, Harris, Ivan
Dicker and Cyril Minge. The schools that participated in the LVLL where Sandy Creek,
Williamstown, St Jacobis, Lyndoch and later Rosedale
1970 - 1979
were runners up in 1970 and premiers in 1971. Ivan Dicker was coach in
1970 and Cyril Minge in 1971. In 1972 Lyndoch A Grade were runners up with
Frank Howard Captain Coach. In 1974 Lyndoch B Grade were runners
up. Lyndoch had many good years but could not gain many premierships.
can remember from 1960 - 79 include Brian ( Buck) Harris, Kevin Alby, Frank
Howard, Graham Thomas, Lyndsay McGee, Sam Meniel, Lyndsay Turner, Geof Gerlach
and Alf Skase. I had many great years at Lyndoch playing with some
great players until 1979 when I retired at age 42. In 1979 Lyndoch and
Williamstown had a meeting together with 83 players and supporters present and formed
the Barossa District Football Club.