Andrea Lafranchi, a prominent Swiss-Italian immigrant had died in mid 1897, not long after promising the boys he'd give them individual silver medals if they won the premiership. They didn’t lose a match in 1898, and so, the medals were presented posthumously. Swiss Italian immigrants – Olympian Steve Moneghetti and football legend Ron Barassi share this heritage - were prolific in the area.
Names such as Righetti, Gervasoni, Caligari, Pedrotti, and Morganti can be found in the local Catholic cemetery at Eganstown. It really was a multi-cultural community and this must surely have been the first football club sponsored by a European immigrant. Mr J T Yates concluded the night with a toast to the players, noting that they'd ‘won every game and had only two goals kicked against them'. Eventually, Margherita Lafranchi, widow and mother, bade the guests good night and hoped her late husband was happy in heaven.