KNTFL celebrating 25 years | FLASHBACK

The KNTFL was established by the amalgamation of the Kowree-Naracoorte and Tatiara football leagues in 1993 – 25 years ago.

Here’s a trip down memory lane with some of the highlights of the popular match day program – the Budget – from that first year.

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In 1993, the new KNTFL had 14 clubs and the new, expanded league was strong. It was so strong that the league fielded two interleague sides on the June long weekend – one against the Mid SE and another in Adelaide against the then amateur league.

That year also ushered in a new era of clubs bringing in multiple big name recruits, with Padthaway attracting SANFL stars Lester Ross and Steve Sims to add to their already star-studded line-up.

The Lions won the inaugural KNTFL premiership, but from 1994, Mundulla took all before it, winning an amazing seven A grade flags in a row.

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