May 31, 2000

Williamstown RSL Wins Australian Championships

The Williamstown RSL Pipe Band took the Australian Championships over the Easter weekend, edging out City of Adelaide for the Grade 1 title.

Formerly known as Footscray Pipe Band, Williamstown RSL had a windfall of talent after the collapse of the Victoria Police Pipe Band after the 1998 season in which it won the World Pipe Band Championship in a high style at Glasgow Green in Glasgow, Scotland. Eight former members of Victoria Police bolster the ranks of Williamstown.

Williamstown is planning to compete at the New Zealand Championships in 2001, and possibly a tour of Canada that year also.


1st Williamstown RSL (546 points), 2nd City of Adelaide (524), 3rd Queensland Police (490.5), 4th City of Blacktown (487.5), 5th St Mary’s District Band Club (480.5). Drumming: Williamtsown RSL.


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