Wellbeing

Joe griffiths still refereeing at 72

Not too many whistleblowers can boast refereeing for 50 years – until the age of 72! But that is the case of Joe Griffiths, OAM, who was  recipient of a visit by Sydney Metro welfare officerAlan Webb and John Robinson, South ...

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Dick’s bumper memory

Dick Healy recalled the day he went head-to-head, literally, in scrums, with the legendary hard-man Frank ‘Bumper’ Farrell when he was visited at Hornsby Hospital by the Foundation’s Chris Letters, Fred Jackson and Ken Vessey.

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Jack recalls golden era

John ‘Jack’ Brannigan was part  of one of Balmain Tigers’  greatest teams, the 1947 premiers.

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Jamy shows tiger spirit

Jamy Forbes has shown extreme determination and courage for many years in rugby league as  a player and coach.

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John’s ‘gunner’ get better

Warren Thompson, Alan Webb and John Peard made a much-appreciated visit to John ‘Gunner’ Williams at St Luke’s Hospital, Potts Point.

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Visit a lift for ‘Golden Greek’ Fonda

Fonda Metassa was rapt to receive a visit from the Gold Coast Men of League committee members Greg Sylvester, John Lang, Tommy Bishop and Graeme Farrar.

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John’s spirit remains unbroken

John Innes is not a man to give in easily. And the way he has tackled his setbacks head-on greatly impressed welfare officers FredJackson and Ken Vessey, from the Northern Sydney committee, when they visited John at St Vincent’...

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Pops Kelly visited by MOL

Brian Kelly – aka "Pops" – was a former player with the Balmain Junior Rugby League Club Leichhardt Wanderers before being selected in the Balmain Presidents Cup and then played 3rd grade with both Balmain and Newtown Clubs in ...

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Chelsea Old Boy recognised for contribution

On Thursday, 31 October, Sydney Metro Men of League Welfare Officers Warren Thompson and Alan Webb, along with Ken Vessey and Col Downing visited former Chelsea United (Souths Juniors) official Bill Harkins at Sir Joseph Banks Nursing Home, Edgehill Avenue Botany.

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Catch-up with former Eastern Suburbs player

Sydney Metro Men of League Welfare Officers Warren Thompson and Alan Webb visited former Eastern Suburbs and South Sydney lower grade player Eddie Wilson, aged 75, at his residence in Coogee on Thursday, 31 October.

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