Dayboro Football team (early 1930s)

Dayboro Football team (early 1930s) Gordon Sigley holding the ball

The Dayboro Football Club has come and gone over the years. The first football team formed in the district was at Mt. Pleasant in June 1912. A team was also formed in the township at some stage as the Brisbane Courier of 6th August 1913 reported that the Mt. Pleasant team visited Terrors Creek with the match resulting in a draw, each side scoring 5 points.
In 1930 a team from Wilston opened the season with a match at Dayboro with Dayboro beating the visitors 13 points to 12. Later in the season the team captain, Paddy Bourne, sustained a broken ankle. On 27th September 1930 a fundraising dance and euchre party was held, raising the sum of £12, which was presented to Paddy Bourne as he had been unable to work for several weeks. Gordon Sigley (who is holding the ball in the photo) was injured in a match at Mt. Mee in June 1932.
The club must have gone into recess as the Brisbane Courier of 24th March 1933 reported on a meeting held on 15th March to reopen the club. Vic Rudd was appointed vice-captain. Vic Rudd went on to play for Northern Suburbs and represented Queensland in 1934, 1938 and 1940.
On 26th May 1933 a “Blue and Gold” dance was held in the Excelsior Hall in aid of the Dayboro Football Club’s funds so Dayboro’s colours of blue and gold have been established for at least 85 years.