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Official name
Cable Beach Football Club

Known as
Cable Beach

1991 as Nyul Nyul Football Club; renamed Cable Beach in 1993

Black, yellow and red


Affiliation (Current)
West Kimberley Football Association (WKFL) –2024

Senior Premierships
West Kimberley Football Association - 1996, 2007, 2009, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2019 (8 total)

Postal Address
P.O. Box 735, Broome, Western Australia 6725

Cable Beach

In 2007 The Beach as they were nicknamed at the time enjoyed perhaps the finest season in West Kimberley Football Association history, winning everything on offer: an undefeated premiership, the pre-season Reconciliation Cup, the competition best and fairest player award (Jo Jo Dann), leading goal kicker (Neil Marshall, 45 goals), and the Father McKelson Medal for best afield in the grand final (Brett Claudius). The club has been an asset to the competition since it was formed, as the Nyul Nyul Football Club, in 1991. In 1993 it took on the name of Cable Beach and three years later won the first of its seven premierships to date.

It was always going to be difficult emulating their 2007 season but The Beach (as they were known at the time) had a reasonably good fist at it, qualifying for the 2008 finals in second place only to under perform in both finals for an ultimate finishing position of third. A year later they again went top when they overcame minor premiers Peninsula Bombers on grand final day by 28 points, 9.8 (62) to 5.4 (34).

In recent seasons Cable Beach - paradoxically nicknamed the Greenbacks, despite taking the field adorned in colours of black, yellow and red - have been far and away the WKFA's most formidable force, with further senior grade premierships being attained in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. They were also grand final runners-up to Looma in 2013. By contrast, the 2016 and 2017 seasons were somewhat disappointing as the side failed to contest the finals. The 2018 season brought a return to major round action as the Greenbacks made it as far as a grand final clash with Looma Eagles in which they lowered their colours by a single straight kick. A year later they returned to the winners' rostrum courtesy of a 12.6 (78) to 8.1 (49) grand final defeat of Broome Bulls.


John Devaney - Full Points Publications



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