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Catching up with Brian ‘Chicka’ Norton

Recently, former North Sydney Bears first grade player, Jeff Simmonds, accompanied the Men of League Foundation’s Northern Sydney Committee Wellbeing Officers Norm Pounder and Ken Vessey, as well as the Sydney Metro Committee’s Wellbeing Officer Warren Thompson, to ...

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Jason Gall’s inspiring fight

Article from the Men of League Magazine – Issue 69 – December 2017 By Graham Callaghan and Daniel McKenzie Jason Gall can’t believe how the Tongan side he passionately followed bowed out in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final against England.

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Green (Coaching) Machine

Article from the Men of League Magazine – Issue 63 – June 2016 An extraordinary legacy was born from Canberra’s first Premiership-winning squad of 1989  and it is as influential today as it ever was.

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Dual international who says ’86 Roos the best – Michael O’Connor

Article from the Men of League Magazine – Issue 67 – June 2017 Michael O’Connor was a richly talented centre who played with the best in both codes, and has some rare tales to tell.

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Platz a cracker from the Downs

Article from the Men of League Magazine – Issue 68 – September 2017 The Platz brothers, Greg and Lew, are league legends on Queensland’s Darling Downs.

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Tongue-tied to changing lives – Alan Tongue

Article from Men of League Magazine Issue 67 – March 2017 ACT’s 2017 Australian of the Year nominee Alan Tongue has applied the same NRL-player same work ethic to his new role as a community leader making a big difference.

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Former Test referee Don Lancashire – In the middle of mayhem

Article from Men of League Foundation Magazine – Issue 61 – December 2015 Former Test referee Don Lancashire remembers some bizarre, and controversial moments, from his career during a colourful era for rugby league. By Steve Ricketts.

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Steve ‘Even Steven’ Carter – one of Queensland’s toughest

Article from Men of League Foundation Magazine – Issue 62 – March 2016 Steve Carter is not just a celebrated name at the Penrith Panthers but among the Brisbane and north Queensland league fraternity where the namesake prop rattled a few bones in his ...

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Graham Lena – An inspiration to others

Article from Men of League Foundation Magazine – Issue 67 – June 2017 Injury stopped what was looking like a promising career representing Queensland for Graham Lena.

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Merry Christmas from the Men of League Foundation

We’ve had an incredible year in 2017. On behalf of the Men of League Foundation, our CEO Frank Barrett would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and congratulate everyone on a wonderful year in caring for the ...

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