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Mirrool Silo Kick - Mirrool

Saturday 10 October 2015

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Every second Saturday in October, football players, celebrities and farmers gather to boot a football over the Mirrool grain silos in a quest to win.

The Mirrool silo kick challenge has grown into a post-season pilgrimage since Geelong's Billy Brownless thumped home the first silo kick in 1992 and in 2015 will celebrate 23 years.

The silos are 30 metres high and 10 metres wide with a walkway across the top adding another few metres.

The silos, with the double storey pub and a couple of houses, make up Mirrool, located between Narrandera and West Wyalong on the Newell Highway.

The story goes that, in the late 1970s, Ariah Park-Mirrool coach Mark Newton tried to kick a footy clear over the silos during an end-of-season drinks session at the nearby pub.

Geelong forward Billy Brownless claimed the first official silo challenge in 1992, defeating local ruck-rover and farmer, Rob Harper.

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