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Saturday Morning Industrial League

Photos by Competition and Team

Industrial League First Played 1927. It was a workplace competition and teams varied over the years. Clubs could field up to four senior players as part of their team, even if they could field more. This was an attempt to even out the competition.


A happy democratic body is the Saturday Morning Industrial Football League. It enjoys matches, and It enjoys its weekly meetings. At a recent meeting, when registration of players and permits were being dealt with, It was stated that a player under discussion had "played with Melbourne Grammar School." A delegate delightedly exclaimed, "My, aren't we getting flash? We'll have La Fontaine next.
The Right Tone. (1934, April 28). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 27. Retrieved September 19, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10931665



Timeline

1935-Saturday Morning Industrial League renamed Saturday Morning Football League
Played at least till WW2

Teams

The 1930 League included:

Later teams included:
MacRobertsons (Confectioners)

Victoria Brewery Team - Weekly Times 29-Sep-1934 Mag p10  Photographer Unknown
Victoria Brewery Team - Weekly Times 29-Sep-1934 Mag p10 Photographer Unknown
Probably MacRobertsons 1940 - capt W Cooper - Source: Joy Treacy
Probably MacRobertsons 1940 - capt W Cooper - Source: Joy Treacy


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Category: SMIL


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Argus 28-May-1928 p6 SMIL
Argus 28-May-1928 p6 SMIL

Premiers

YearPremiersSecond
1927Laygols (SMIL)
1928Laygols (SMIL)Barnet Glass (SMIL)
1929Dunlop (SMIL)Laygols (SMIL)
1930Dunlop (SMIL)Havelock (SMIL)
1931Victoria Brewery (SMIL)Havelock (SMIL)
1932Laygols (SMIL)Victoria Brewery (SMIL)
1933Dunlop (SMIL)Laygols (SMIL)
1934Victoria Brewery (SMIL)Dunlop (SMIL)
1935Victoria Brewery (SMIL)
1936Victoria Brewery (SMIL)
1937Victoria Brewery (SMIL)General Motors Holden (SMIL)

The Competition continued after 1937.

The problem plaguing the SMIL was that a proportion of the member clubs were from medium-sized industrial concerns, which found it hard to sustain a competitive football team against the successful clubs of the late 1930s, such as GMH and Victoria Brewery, which were large enterprises with impressively sized workforces. (Burke, 2008, p.261)

YearReference
1927INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE. (1933, September 25). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 -
1956), p. 13. Retrieved August 11, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11695280
1928No heading. (1928, September 3). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 8. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page464617
1929No heading. (1929, September 9). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 16. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page471783
1930INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE. (1930, September 29). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 15. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4200311
1931TO-DAY'S SPORT. (1931, August 29). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 22. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4396048
1932No heading. (1932, September 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 12. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page515963
1933INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE. (1933, September 25). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 13. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11695280
1934No heading. (1934, September 10). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 14. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page562046
1937PLAYER'S JAW BROKEN. (1937, August 23). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 15. Retrieved September 20, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11076945



Interesting Articles


In the 1934 season one player was injured at work causing him to no longer be able to play:
INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Clubs Enthusiastic. (1934, April 26). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 14. Retrieved August 11, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10931049

1934 Havelock changed colours from light and dark blue with Black knickers to a blue jersey with a white V and White Knickers. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page559647


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