Elizabeth Oval (currently known as ‘My Money House Oval’) is home to the Central Districts Football Club. Established in 1959, the club entered a team into the South Australian National Football League in 1964.
It took until 2000 for the ‘Doggies’ to win their first flag. From there they played in twelve straight grand finals winning nine premierships. An amazing feat.
On the 16th of July I attended a game that was designated a ‘Holden Home Game’. Holden have been the major sponsor of Central Districts since 1989, currently the longest such association in the SANFL.
The good news is, Holden have signed on to continue this most important sponsorship.
I’d been looking forward to attending a game at Elizabeth. It had been awhile.
Centrals played Sturt and I thought we were in with a chance. Alas, not to be.
Still, it was a good day, catching up with family and some old friends.
The weather was terrific but the crowd was thin. I wondered if this reflected the subdued mood of a community undergoing significant transition.
I met Bob, a car enthusiast, who had a magnificent GTS on display at the ground. Bob informed me of ‘Holdens Back Home, a celebration of Holden built vehicles from Elizabeth’, which will be held on September the 24th. I’ll be looking forward to attending that.
I also met Bryan and Robert a couple of long term Doggie’s faithful.
Not much happening in the Doggie’s forward line.