Brothers in Arms
The Cripps Brothers (Lachy and Cam)
The Basin has always had a rich history of brothers standing side by side on the football field. The current season alone we have three sets of brothers playing in the reserves and seniors. The Freeling’s, Chircop’s and Cripps. Continuing the tradition of brotherhood the last decade gave us Matt and Adam Smith who both gave our senior team a winning edge. It was he time when the Wilsons, Cowlishaw’s, Dahan’s, Laurito’s, Flynn’s Anderson’s and Lee’s were also making their mark.
During our reign in second division thought the late 90’s we had a class duo of Adam and Clinton Watson and Les and Alan Dalton, who were instrumental on getting the club into 2nd Division. Our toughness throughout the division was our trade mark thanks to the brother combination’s of Mill’s, Dalton’s, Laurito’s, Kruger’s, Flanagan’s, Coccaro’s. The quartet of Smiths in the late 80’s and early 90’s consisted of Greg (Hector), Robert (Harpo), Keith (Zooey) and Steven (Badger).
The late 70’s gave us the brother combination of the Lambert’s who were a formidable force. Between them they won the senior Best and Fairest 5 years in a row. The Long history of brotherhood at The Basin FC has been the foundation of our great club.
Keep checking the website for more to come about the history of The Basin!
The Smith Brothers (Harpo, Hector, Badger, Zooey)