Murwillumbah Brothers Football Club will be celebrating its 50th year reunion on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday 26th, 2008, at the Murwillumbah Leagues Club, Dorothy Street, Murwillumbah, from 3pm on the Saturday.

The Brothers Club was formed in the latter part of 1957 and played their first competition season in 1958, with the first grade playing in the grand final of their inaugural season, only to be defeated by the Tweed Heads All Blacks team.

The first grade side in 1958 was captained-coached by Paul Broughton, pictured right with Titans managing director Michael Searle, the current chairman of the Gold Coast Titans.

First grade premierships were won in 1961, 1962 and 1969, with the Reserve and Under-18 grades winning premierships during the seasons of 1958 to 1989.

Ron Saddler and Cliff Boyd played in the 1961 and 1962 premiership sides before going onto play for Sydney Eastern Suburbs.

Saddler represented NSW and Australia, touring with a Kangaroo squad in the 1960s.

Other players who came through the club’s grades and went on to play in Sydney were Allan Leslight, Kel Sherry, John Dowling and Warren Crompton.

There were many players who played in the Brisbane competition, which was equally as strong and competitive as the Sydney competition back in the 1960s and 1970s.

John Dowling represented a Queensland team against NSW.

Although the Brothers Football Club disbanded in 1989, the name has continued on through their licensed club, trading as Murwillumbah Leagues Club.

All past players, coaches, officials and supporters are welcome to attend the 50th year celebrations.

Any enquiries can be made by contacting Lionel Alexander on 02 6672 2682 or email at, or Bill Carroll 02 6672 3995, 0402 118 403 or email at