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Eastlake celebrating their history

By 9 August 2013 1

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The Eastlake Football Club are sharing their long history:

AFL Canberra Hall of Fame member Keith Miller today launched the book “Kick It Long”, which details the rich history of the Eastlake Football Club.

Miller’s book explores the history of Canberra’s oldest Australian Rules Football club, which was founded in 1926, as well as that of Manuka Football Club, which merged with Eastlake in 1991.

Miller’s extensive experience with the club included time as a captain, coach and player between 1978 and 1985.

“It was an absolute privilege to be asked by the Eastlake Board to author this book,” said Keith Miller.

“The book maps out the path of two clubs who created a rich tradition of fierce neighbourhood rivalry for over half a century then found themselves joining forces to survive.

“It is a history that has its origins in the formation of Canberra and parallels the changing economic, social, sporting and demographic development of Canberra.”

If you’d like a copy you’re advised to call the club on 0262280999.

[Photo: John Harms (Editor/Publisher) Michael Conlan (Manuka Legend) and Keith Miller (Author).

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One Response to Eastlake celebrating their history
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Holden Caulfield3:00 pm, 09 Aug 13

But Keith Miller died in 2004!

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