Congratulations Rod Fielding – 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Rod Fielding on being inducted into the NRLWA Hall of Fame at last Saturday’s WARL Past Players and Supporters re-union day.

Rod is a popular and worthy recipient with contributions to Western Australian Rugby League spanning over many years. Rod’s playing history in WA started with the Mosman Cottesloe Rugby League club.  He played WA State, Coached numerous sides and Refereed 1st grade at both Domestic and State level for over 11 years.

He became a Life member of the WARL Referees Association in 1998, a WARL Life Member in 2004 as well as a Life Member of his beloved Rockingham Rugby League Club.

It was an emotional Rod that accepted his award from WARL Past Players co-founder Len Castle. Accompanied by his wife, Kathy and son Michael, Rod shed a tear as he expressed how much his inclusion in the Hall of Fame meant to him. He also carried a small memento from his mum who had passed away, so that she could be there with him.

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Rod Fielding’s name is now etched in WARL History and has the most elite contributors to our great game as company.

Congratulations Rod.. the 2016 NRLWA Hall of Fame Inductee!

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2016 WARL Past Players and Supporters Re-union day

Last Saturday saw the WARL Past Players host their annual re-union day at the South Perth Rugby League clubrooms and what a day it was!!

More than a 150 past players and supporters celebrated the Most Outstanding Players in the history of WA Rugby League by honoring those present on the day with commemorative medals and appreciation for their achievements. It was an amazing turnout with 20 of the 61 historical recipients attending.

Over history the Western Australia Rugby League’s Most Outstanding Player award has had three name changes, these were..

1950-1989  – Brice Trophy. Named after Max Brice, one of the founding fathers of Rugby League in WA

1990-1991 – Rothman’s Shield – Naming rights were given to the international cigarette company who were then major sponsor of the WARL. This ceased when cigarette advertising was banned.

1992-Present – Ken Allen Medal– Named after Ken Allen, another founding father of Rugby League in WA and the founder of the Fremantle Rugby League Club. After Ken’s passing, the award is now presented by Ken’s son Kevin Allen.

The commemorative medals were presented by NRLWA General Manager, John Sackson.

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Thanks to Len Castle for donating to the Past Players Association a framed photo of the very first WA State side who played against France in 1951. What an amazing capture of our history and the photo will be displayed at all future re-union days.

2016 WARL Past Players Re-union

2016 WARL Past Players Re-union

Congratulations also to this years inductee to the NRLWA Hall of Fame – Rod Fielding. please read this post for the full details

Rod Fielding, 2016 NRLWA Hall of Fame Inductee

Rod Fielding, 2016 NRLWA Hall of Fame Inductee

Thanks goes out to the South Perth Rugby League club for there continued support. The catering was superb and we all had a great day and look forward to doing it all again next year, with some exciting new WA Rugby League history to share with all of the community.

Submission are now open and if your Club is interested in hosting next years function, please email us at warlpastplayers@live.com.au.

Details of the 2017 re-union day will be posted soon, so stay tuned and set your sights on getting there and supporting this fantastic event.

Please see our Photo Gallery for more pictures from the day.

WARL Past Players and Supporters Re-union this SATURDAY

It is almost here!

This Saturday November 5th 2016, 12 – 5pm @ South Perth Clubrooms, George Burnett Reserve

 

Come see past champions from 1951 through to 2016, when we celebrate and acknowledge winners of the Brice Trophy and Ken Allen Medal.

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See who will be the next inductee into the Hall of Fame.

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Bring your mates and have a great day mixing with past and present players of our great game in Western Australia.

$10 Entry. finger food provided. bar open for drinks purchases.

See you there!!

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