Only 10 days till the 2019 WARL Past Players and Supporters Re-union

Attention ALL WARL Past & Present Players, Referees, Committee Members and Supporters..

Only 10 more sleeps till this year’s WARL Past Players and Supporters Re-union… Make sure you are there, it will be a cracker!

Join our MC James “SULLY” Sullivan, with spectacular views of the river from upstairs at the Swan Yacht Club and catch up with old mates for a few laugh and tall stories.

Next Saturday 2nd November from 12pm till 5pm. 

$10 entry for catering, bar open for drinks purchases (Drinks at members prices).

Come and see who will be the next inductee in to the NRLWA “Hall of Fame”

 

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2019 WARL Past Players and Supporters Re-union

Attention ALL WARL Past & Present Players, Referees, Committee Members and Supporters..

The 2019 re-union day will be held at Swan Yacht Club, Saturday 2nd November from 12pm. Please see the attached flyer for all of the details.

$10 entry for catering, bar open for drinks purchases.

Come and see who will be the next inductee in to the NRLWA “Hall of Fame”

 

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2018 WARL Past Players and Suppoters Re-union

Attention ALL WARL Past & Present Players, Referees, Committee Members and Supporters..

The 2018 re-union day will be held at Swan Yacht Club, Saturday 3rd November from 12pm. Please see the attached flyer for all of the details.

$10 entry for catering, bar open fro drinks purchases.

Come and see who will be the next inductee in to the NRLWA “Hall of Fame”

 

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the 2015 WARL Hall of Fame Inductees.

At the recent Past Players Re-union day held at North Beach, Dennis Hawkins (South Perth) and John Thompson (North Beach) were inducted into the prestigious WARL Hall of Fame.

Dennis Hawkins

Dennis Hawkins

Dennis has been involved with rugby league all of his life, originally in the eastern states and then with South Perth. After his playing days, Dennis was involved with the initial ground work and set up of the Goldfields Rugby League competition back in the 70’s. He has been a tireless worker for the South Perth club in just about every capacity and is still heavily involved today. Congratulations Dennis.

JT2

John (Crowie) Thompson

John Thompson (Crowie) was a North Beach junior and has played, lived and breathed North Beach all of his life. John played juniors and seniors for North Beach and then later filled many different roles for the club in club management and committee. He is still actively involved today and we hope for many years to come. John also has been team manager for a number of state sides as well as serving on the WARL judiciary for many years.

Both inductees have dedicated their adult lives to improving Rugby League here in Western Australia and are fitting recipients of this, the ultimate salute.

Well done to both of you.

WA Men of League Annual Golf Day

HURRY – Numbers are filling fast!!

DO NOT MISS THIS GREAT EVENT… 

Places for the WA Men of League annual golf day are going quickly, so don’t hesitate and avoid disappointment.. book your team in today!

Friday 17th April 2015

Hartfield Country Club, Forrestfield.

11am Registration for a 12pm Tee-Off

This day sensational, is great value for everything that is included and all proceeds go to the Men of League Foundation.

MOL Golf Day 2015

 

This is a great cause and one that we, as part of the Rugby League community, should get behind and support.

Ring James “Sully” Sullivan – 0414 733 083 to book your place today!

WA Men of League Annual Golf Day

The WA Men of League are holding their annual golf day on Friday 17h April 2015 at Hartfield Country Club, Forrestfield.

It is a great day, beautiful course, cold beer and all proceeds go to the Men of League Foundation.

MOL Golf Day 2015

The Men of League is is a great cause and one that we, as part of the Rugby League community and past players, should get behind and support.

So come on, grab three mates and get involved!!!!

For more details, ring James “Sully” Sullivan – 0414 733 083

A trip down the WARL memory lane 1948 – 1989. Part 1 of 2

This Excerpt is from the WARL Website. for full History visit http://warugbyleague.com.au/our-history/

1948

  • The Western Australian Amateur Rugby League was formed. Jim Burns was elected President, Gordon Squires Chairman and Roy Williams Secretary.
  • Rugby League competition was formed with four Clubs involved were Fremantle, Perth, South Perth and Cottesloe. The first match was played on the 17th April at Perth Esplanade between Fremantle Districts and Perth Districts. Fremantle Rugby League Club and South Perth Rugby League Club were formed.
  • Fremantle Districts – Fullback: J McGuiness, Wings: F Johnson & B Brown, Centres: J Whitley & T Sullivan, Five Eight: J Sweet, Halfback: J Cousins, Lock: G Washington, Second Row: D Tonkin & R Owen, Front Row: A Matheson & A Webster, Hooker: K Allen.
  • Perth Districts – Fullback: J Williams, Wings: A Gleaves & D Cort, Centres: S Cohen & J Carrol, Five Eight: Bob Chester, Halfback: R Moore, Lock: E Warner, Second Row: F Mike & B Wells, Front Row: R Lees & D Fogarty, Hooker: G Dixon.
  • Five Clubs played Rugby League in the initial year – Perth, South Perth, Applecross, Fremantle & Cottesloe. 1st Grade: 4 teams, Premier Grade: 4 teams, Thirds: 7 teams

1949

  • Canning Bulldogs & Victoria Park were formed.
  • Junior Rugby League’s first game was played at Peet Park between Applecross and Eastern Suburbs on the 28th May, 1949. The result was 3 all draw.

1950

  • The first international was staged in Perth when Great Britain stopped over on the way to Sydney.

1951

  • North Beach club was formed. The French came over to play.

1953

  • 62 juniors teams competed in the 1953 Junior Carnival, including teams from the mid week Catholic College Competition.
  • Rugby Union clubs Palmyra and Nedlands changes codes to Rugby League.
  • A second division competition was formed comprising of teams from Southern Districts, Mt. Pleasant, Balmoral, Canning Districts, Northern Suburbs, Midland, Hellenic, Azzurri and North Beach.
  • Due to the lack of enclosed grounds for the finals, the WARL acquired their own ground, Higham Park. Higham Park was the rear section of the Claremont Showgrounds.

1954

  • Plans were approved to build a stadium at the Junction of Stoneham Street and Great Eastern Highway, Belmont. The initial costs for earthworks, drainage, change rooms, turnstiles, fencing etc was twenty five thousand pounds.

1955

  • League headquarters at Belmont Oval was officially opened by the Australian Rugby League President, Jersey Flegge on the 15th of May 1955. The game played that day was Western Australian versus France.
  • A second game was held against the French.

1956

  • NT came and played three games against WA, WA won two out of three games.

1957

  • Great Britain played another game in Perth against WA and won 66-5 at the WACA.

1962

  • Great Britain played in Perth.

1964

  • A first grade Sydney side, Manly-Warringah traveled west to play. On Friday, 21st August 1964 the French Rugby League touring team visited Western Australia for the third time. The Junior League consisted of 10 clubs (23 teams). Which were picked from approx. 500 boys ranging from the Under 16′s to the midgets. The Clovelly Junior Rugby League touring party arrived in W.A. for 11 days and played three games against W.A. Juniors.

1969

  • Darwin invited WA to play against them in Darwin to celebrate their 100th Anniversary, WA won 23-19.

1971

  • Pilbara Rugby League is formed

1972

  • Goldfields Rugby League is formed

1975

  • WA Played England.
  • After 20 years Belmont Oval lease was terminated with a cash settlement being received.

1977

  • The W.A.R.L moved into the new three million dollar Canning Central complex. The three round qualifying series was replaced by a two round competition. First Grade moved up to ten teams with the new coming of Nollamara/Balga and Wanneroo. W.A was introduced into the nationwide Amco Cup and W.A. State Team defeated Northern Territory by 23 to 18. Newman’s Stirling Committee was organised. West Pilbara and Goldfields have teams.

1978

  • Newman representative team traveled to Perth.

1979

  • Newman’s first inter-town match was played between Newman and Port Hedland.

1980

  • Newman Representative side plays a combined Goldfields Association team.
  • Full time administrator appointed and new registered office in Hay Street, Perth.

1981

  • Joint premiership declared between Fremantle and Mosman Cottesloe for the Grand Final, scores locked at 28-all at full-time and an extra 20 minutes of extra time failed to separate the sides. With players constantly going down with cramp in the intense heat, both captains refused to play a further five minutes of extra time and the League was unable to schedule a replay.

1983

  • Northern Territory came down to play WA for the Crestwood Inntown Hotel Interstate Challenge.

1985

  • Northern Territories and Goldfields traveled to Perth to play.

1986

  • Belmont Steelers were formed when Belmont and Bayswater Kiwis combined and are the first privately owned Rugby League Club in WA. Perth City played against Tweed Heads Seagulls. Newman won the Emu Export Pilbara Championship against Port Hedland. The national Under 15′s carnival is held at Ken Allen Field.

1988

  • The South Coast Raiders entered the competition.

1989

  • Armadale Rugby League Club was added. Each Club was requested to supply a Development Officer to promote and encourage Junior Players. Laurie Ord was presented the Ron Hudson Medal for his contribution to Rugby League. Canterbury-Bankstown and Canberra Rugby League came to Perth. Balmain played Parramatta at the WACA for the Panasonic Cup.

WA Men of League Annual Golf Day

The WA Men of League are holding their annual golf day on Friday 4th April 2014 at Hartfield Country Club, Forrestfield.

It is a Great day and all proceeds go to the Men of League Foundation.

Men of League Golf Day 2014

This is a great cause and one that we, as part of the Rugby League community, should get behind and support.

For more details, ring James “Sully” Sullivan – 0414 733 083

WARL Past Players and Supporters honour Junior Club Person of the Year

Kieran Crowe accepts his award fro WARL Past Players President, John Moore

Kieran Crowe accepts his award fro WARL Past Players President, John Moore

The first inaugural WARL Junior Club Person of the Year was won by Kieran Crowe from Rockingham Sharks RLFC.

Kieran was a deserved winner and was present at the WARL Past Players re-union day to accept his award.

This award is a new initiative introduced and sponsored by the WARL Past Players and in conjunction with the WARL, it is awarded to a junior player who displays an “above and beyond” approach to their local club and rugby league in general.

Kieran not only plays, but also coaches an U-7’s side for Rockingham. He also is a great worker around the club helping out in any way that he could during 2013.

Well Done Kieran! and congratulations to you from ALL of the past players and supporters.

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