Grafton Ghosts

The Grafton Ghosts are an Australian rugby league football team based in Grafton, New South Wales.[1][2][3][4][5] The club was founded in 1963 as a joint venture of the Grafton All Blacks and Grafton United teams.[6]

Grafton Ghosts
Club information
Full nameGrafton Ghosts Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s)Ghosties
Short nameGhosts
Colours  Blue
  White
Founded1963; 59 years ago (1963)
Current details
Ground(s)
  • Frank McGuren Field
CoachDanny Wicks
CaptainDanny Wicks
CompetitionNorthern Rivers Regional Rugby League
Group 2 Rugby League
Clayton Cup
Group 1 Rugby League
2019Premiers
Records
Premierships7 (2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2019)

Notable playersEdit

Life MembersEdit

  • 1970 Boyd Nattrass
  • 1976 Peter Nay
  • 1976 John Stokes
  • 1978 Joe Kinnane
  • 1986 Barry Woolfe
  • 1990 Grahame Brotherson
  • 2004 Michael Rogan
  • 2007 Tony Duroux
  • 1978 Harry Blair
  • 1986 John Morgan
  • 1996 Stephen Haines
  • 1998 Greg Vidler
  • 2000 Gary Smith
  • 2000 Kerry Godwin
  • 2003 Vic McInnes
  • 2011 Fred Johnson

[7]

Clayton CupEdit

The Clayton Cup has been awarded to the best team each year in the Country Rugby League which has been happening since 1937. The Grafton Ghosts have won the prestigious award on three occasions, in 2010, 2011 and 2017. [8]

Playing RecordEdit

Playing record compiled from scores published in the Rugby League Week.

Year Group Ladder Position Points Final Position Report
1984 1 Played Finals Grand Finalist
1985 1 9 12
1986 1 8 15
1987 1 3 24 Semi-Finalist
1988 1 2 27 Premiers
1989 1 3 25 Grand Finalist
1990 1 4 22 Semi-Finalist
1991 1 1 32 Premiers
1992 1 Missed Finals
1993 1 Missed Finals
1994 1 Missed Finals
1995 1 Missed Finals
1996 1 Missed Finals
1997 1 9 0
1998 1 9 2
1999 1 9 8
2000 1 8 12
2001
2002 1 3 27 Premiers
2003 1 Missed Finals
2004 1 6 18
2005 NRRRL 13 6
2006 NRRRL 12 8
2007 NRRRL 11 10
2008 NRRRL 1 32 Grand Finalist FNC[9]
2009 NRRRL 4 24 Semi-Finalist
2010 NRRRL 1 32 Premiers DM[10]
2011 NRRRL 2 29 Premiers DE[11]
2012 NRRRL 2 28 Grand Finalist ABC[12]
2013 NRRRL 3 24 Finalist
2014 2 1 26 Premiers DE[13]
2015 2 3 17 Semi-Finalist
2016 2 2 30 Grand Finalist DE[14]
2017 2 1 36 Premiers DE[15]
2018 2 1 28 Finalist
2019 2 2 22 Premiers

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grafton Ghosts". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Grafton Ghosts". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Game Times & News - Grafton Junior Rugby League Club Inc. - SportsTG". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. ^ "news - Grafton Ghosts Rugby League Football Club Inc. - SportsTG". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Grafton Ghosts". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Rugby league?s fabulous 1950s". Daily Telegraph. 13 March 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Trophy Room".
  8. ^ http://crlnsw.com.au/contact-us/history/
  9. ^ "Byron Bay wins rugby league grand final". Far North Coaster. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Grafton Ghosts' grand final victory". Daily Mercury. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Grafton Ghosts win NRRRL title". Daily Telegraph. The Daily Examiner. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Mustangs win thriller 27-26". Australian Broadcasting Commission. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  13. ^ McInerney, Matthew (25 August 2014). "Ghosts glory with extra time penalty". Daily Telegraph. The Daily Examiner. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  14. ^ Elkerton, Matthew (11 September 2016). "KINGS OF THE CLARENCE: Rebels clinch premiership over Ghosts". Daily Telegraph. The Daily Examiner. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  15. ^ Potter, By Jarrard (3 September 2017). "GRAND FINAL: Grafton Ghosts score spirited grand final win". Daily Telegraph. The Daily Examiner. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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