Some of our Hall of Fame members are having bio’s published. it is interesting to revisit and remember the great contributions they made to our game here in WA and why they were inducted into our Hall of Fame
We will attempt to publish them as they come available
courtesy of ‘the History of the Western Australia Rugby Football League Est. 1948″
an article courtesy of “The History of the Western Australia Rugby Football League 1948 on”
Just informing our group that Terry Dwyer past away this morning.
Terry coached Juniors and Seniors 1st and Res. Grade at Canning and also Sth. Perth 1st Grade.
NRLWA Past Players and Supporters send their Condolences to his wife Debbie and all the family on their loss.
Another Character of our game passed away a few nights back – Frank Tester – Frank played for the Belmont Club and was a champion bloke. He retired at 47 years of age….. yes that’s right 47 !! …. loved his Rugby league. Rest in peace Frank .
Vale : John Pope and I quote was “a Brave paratrooper in World War 2, old school, dinkum straight shooter and top bloke” John with his brother Richard (Dickie) Pope played for Cottesloe from 1948 ,where he featured in the first knockout premiership, and he probably was the last of the original Tigers who ran out onto Harvey Field all those years ago. John played front row and he played it tough, he played it mean and was always in trouble with the men in white. Many stories are told of John, most are true, and his exploits on the footy field, and his visits to the tribunal are legendary where it is said he had his own seat. John played first grade at least to 1954 (by our records) and after that he no doubt played the other grades as hard as. In his later years John used to grace the Nash field sideline and his comments were classical , comical and usually brought the house down as the referee tried to keep a straight face. John passed away on the 22 January 2019 still living at Manning Road Mosman Park. May he rest in peace
Rare Opportunity to go on a Great Footy trip.
The Sharks are still looking for sponsors and players for the Masters Tournament on the Gold Coast from 6-9 March 2019 . Out of Perth on 5th March and return 10th. Total cost is $1350 includes flights, great accommodation, all fees, gear.
If you are interested contact Rod Fielding at Fieldo5@westnet.com.au
Almost 150 people made it to the Swan Yacht Club for the annual WARL Past Players re-union day, and what a day it was.
The weather turned on a stunners and the venue was fantastic!
It was great to see so many ex-players from the Vic Park – Canning 1978 Premiership side there of which many made an enormous effort to travel from over east. Well done boys and we hope you had a blast!
Nick Noble did a fantastic job presenting the players and giving us the history behind the grand final win. the side was of course coached by Joe Gush one of the NRLWA Hall of Fame inductees for this year.
It was also great to see a legend of the WARL and Hall of Famer, Frank Morgan at the function, Frank was brought along by his Family and he seemed very happy about the stories Reg Fisher told about Frank’s tough display against England back in the 50’s.
Thanks Lenny Castle for your heartfelt toast to absent friends, we have lost a few this year!
Well done to everyone that came along, we hope to see you again next year for what is shaping up to be a bigger and better Past Players Re-union!!
More photos in the Photo gallery.