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1975 Pig Breeders footy team images by Steve ‘Horny’ Campbell

In the mid 70s there was so many surfers in Dunsborough they formed a footy team called the ‘Pig Breeders’. The team comprised of approximately forty local surfers who initially only played ‘shirts and skins’ games amongst themselves. Later on, they played against Capel and other teams in the South-West.

The Pig Breeders trained irregularly at Dunsborough Primary School oval. The playing surface was more like a paddock than groomed oval back then!

Yallingup resident Steve ‘Horny’ Campbell provided these 1975 images of the Pig Breeders footy team in action on Dunsborough Primary School oval.

Photo: 1975 Pig Breeders footy team at the Dunsborough Primary School oval – Team photo by Horny Campbell.

(Rear includes). John Fox, Howard Johnson, Graham ‘Guru’ Lesley, Gary Gibbon, Trevor MacKinnon, John Simpson and Rex Biddle

(Front includes). Trevor Anderson, George Simpson, Horny Campbell, Ian ‘Prive’ Morris and Blue Nicholson.

Photo: 1975 Pig Breeders footy team ‘shirts & skins’ footy match. Horny Campbell pic.

Photo: 1975 Pig Breeders footy team ‘shirts & skins’ team huddles. Horny Campbell pic.

Photo: 1975 Pig Breeders footy team post-match warm down. Horny Campbell pic.

Includes Ron ‘Gremmo’ Ellis, John ‘Tex’ Branch, Steve ‘Blue’ Nicholson, Guru and Kirk Boonga’ Ball.

Photo: 1975 Pig Breeders footy team post-match drinks. Horny Campbell pic.

Includes Howard Johnson (sitting) and Horny Campbell (standing).

Photo: 1975 Pig Breeders footy team post-match drinks continued. Horny Campbell pic.

Includes Jim ‘Lik’ McKenzie, Tony Harbison, Trevor McKinnon, Horny Campbell, Guru, Trevor Anderson, Murph and some Dunno dogs.

In 1984/85 Yallingup surfers Drew Brent-White, Andy Jones and the Bettenay brothers (Craig & Stewart) started the Yallingup Mulies footy team, which is still going strong in Dunsborough.

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  • Michael Schaffer

    Well how about that Horney, I remember the game at Capel, you guys went by the original name “Carbunup Pig Rooters” and although disputed, strongly, Capel Cretans won. Ask Philso. Although I doubt if he remembers after all the after game drinks we had at the Capel Tavern. Con is as you know no longer around but I see him in the fourth photo with his back turned, you cant mistake those bloody huge legs, stubbie shorts and blonde hair.