Event to mark Hawks’ history

Maryborough’s history will be celebrated this weekend with a large-scale basketball reunion to be held in town.

As a former Maryborough Hawk himself, event organiser Albert Bandy had started plans for this weekend’s basketball reunion to be a Hawks only affair, but the event has quickly expanded to anyone who played against the Hawks between 1965-2000 who wish to celebrate Maryborough’s rich basketball history.

“We’re after anyone who played against the Hawks men’s side from 1965-2000,” he said.

“I’m sure a fair few players that played back in the 1960s will be there, basketball is a lot more skilful now, I’m sure they’d leave us for dead.

“It’s also a celebration of Bob Osborne and Noel Pollard’s contribution to basketball in Maryborough. They were the two that started basketball off in Maryborough all those years ago.”

For more on this story see Page 36 of The Advertiser, Friday, October 26

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