Oratia United have brought together a select group of past and present players, all of whom have the rare distinction of making more than 100 first-team appearances for the club.
As part of the club’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Oratia brought as many as possible together to personally receive plaques marking their achievements.
Main photo: Some members of the Oratia ‘100 Club’ get together for the club’s 50th birthday. Photo credit: Oratia United.
The 100 Club
Those who have made more than 100 appearances for Oratia United:
Andrew Dixon, Andy Kapteyn, Billy Guy, Brad Harden, Bruce Plunkett, Cameron Miller, Dave Allanson, David Parkinson, Emiel Burrow, Jimmy Colligan, Kevin Langsdale, Mark Sheehan, Mark Withers, Michael Brown, Michael Graham, Michael Kealey, Peter Magee, Rob Littlejohn, Sean Lynch, Shaun O’Mara, Stuart Mair, Wade Jennings, Warrick Hickman.
Shortly before the anniversary event, 100 Club member Jimmy Colligan died, aged 78.
Oratia members raised a glass to Colligan who made 152 appearances for the club in the late 1970s/early 1980s, scoring 18 goals.
Oratia United thanked club vice chair Ian Quintal and Barry Smith, QSM, NZ Football’s honorary historian, for helping compile and maintain the club’s list of appearances.
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