Annual NSW History Society Lunch to Feature Two East Sydney Legends

Image: Ray Millington (left) and Greg Harris (Right)


Two of the East Sydney/Eastern Suburbs greatest-ever players Greg Harris and Ray Millington, both of whom played 3 different football codes on the SCG, will be interviewed at the Society’s annual luncheon at Magpies Sports Club (formerly Western Suburbs licensed club) on Tuesday 14 December from 12 noon.

The interviews will be undertaken by well-known Sydney football identity and former 2SER football panel member Simon Kelly (ex-Balmain). The focus will be around their games at the SCG, on which our game was first played, 140 years ago in 1881.

The Society will for the first time, unveil the two Phelan Medals (1939 & 1940) which recently purchased at an Adelaide auction as well as the 1953 Eastern Suburbs premiership flag, donated to the Society by Ray Millington.

Officials will also announce the winners of its inaugural Publication awards – best club annual report/yearbook as well as best publication about NSW Football.

The luncheon will be held upstairs in the function room overlooking Picken Oval.

There is no charge and no booking required. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Traditional club fare and beverages are available at the Club, which has been a great supporter for footy in Sydney since its inception in 1961.

The Society plans to make the Annual Lunch (formerly the Christmas Party) and get-together of the football community who supports the History Society and its activities.

Please feel free to share news of this event with former team-mates and supporters.