Sorell’s vintage look

Sorell Football Club celebrated its 140th anniversary in style recently, replacing its usual blue and gold kit with a red, white and black heritage jersey for its SFL round 14 win over Claremont.

And nobody was prouder than club veteran Barry Butterworth, who played for Sorell in its 1966 state premiership year and whose grandsons, captain Adrian and his brother Lucas, are current senior stars for the Eagles.

“The proud heritage and rich history of this football club means a lot to the community,” Adrian said.

“To run out on the ground and see the smiles on the fans faces who have supported this team for a long time was a great moment.”

Barry Butterworth played more than 300 games for Sorell and was proud to see his grandsons pull on the same jumper that he wore almost 60 years ago.

“I’m incredibly proud of both Adrian and Lucas, I love them both and to see them thriving at Sorell is such a pleasure,” Barry said.

“Adrian is such a great leader of the club and Lucas is a dynamic talent who can play anywhere on the ground.”

Sorell held Claremont goal-less in the second half to win by 50 points.

“It was surreal to play for the same team and wear the same kit that our grandfather did years ago, and to go out there and show him that we respect the club’s past was a special moment,” Lucas said.

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