Four prominent men within the Illawarra rugby league community passed away recently. The four men were Brian Hodges (passed away 30 June), Bruce Smith (30 June), John Neden (1 July) and Peter Thompson (2 July).
John Kelly. Born 19 November 1946, Passed Away 22 June 2018. John played rugby league for North Tamworth, before representing Northern Division and NSW Country, where he then progressed on to be Captain/Coach in Nambucca Heads and Macksville.
Men of League Foundation Member #6701 Bundaberg lost one of its finest sporting identities last Thursday night with the passing of Malcolm John Breen after bravely battling illness during the last months of his life.
John Hooper died on March 1 2018 after a battle with cancer. John was also had a few other misfortunes: At one stage while using a walking frame, and being pig-headed about other people’s parking skills, he stumbled while accessing his ...