The scoreboard door at Nyabing was bolted shut – the Kent Districts Football Club folded in 2012.
Kent Districts started in the Katanning Football Association and were part of the Central Great Southern Football League from 1960 to 1971 before moving to the Ongerup Football Association.
The Hawks boast two AFL players and a Sandover Medal winner among their products – and they are all from the same family. Cory McGrath (below) played 78 AFL games for Carlton and Essendon and was a premiership player for Port Melbourne in the VFL in 2011. His brother Toby was on the West Coast and Essendon lists but didn’t play an AFL game. His incredible WAFL career included 234 games for South Fremantle, premierships in 2005 and 2009 and the Sandover and Simpson Medals in 2005. Ashley McGrath was the most successful of the brothers playing 234 games for Brisbane including the AFL premiership in 2003. •Toby and Ashley McGrath are pictured above with another brother Brad. All photos by Les Everett.
Despite the bolted door we were able to slip some dainty fingers through a gap and extract enough number plates to give KD one last inaccurate victory.