Vale Andy Timbs
17 February 1958 – 25 June 2012
The Men of League and Rugby League generally lost a good friend when Andy Timbs passed away on 25 June. Andy was just 54 and will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Andy grew up in the Wollongong area and began playing Rugby League with the Dapto club in the Illawarra competition. The tough forward later joined Kiama and won a Group 7 Premiership with this club. Andy was also an excellent Surf boat rower and as a young man, was a member of the Port Kembla Surf Club’s A boat crew. He worked as CEO of Wests Leagues Club at Ashfield for several years and from October 2011, was CEO of Balmain Leagues club.
Andy’s father, Kevin, who passed away several years ago, played some first grade matches for Souths in 1946 and at one time, was the oldest living Souths player. During World War Two, Kevin was a prisoner of war at Changai and was later moved to Japan. Popular Rugby League fitness guru, George Daldry, was a fellow prisoner of the Japanese with Kevin.
Andy’s elder brother, named Kevin after his father, played first grade with the Wests Magpies during the 1970 and 1971 seasons.
The Men of League are grateful for Andy’s support and offer their deepest sympathies to his wife Elaine, their three children Hannah , Sophie and Sam, his mother Sheila and his brothers Kevin and Richard and their families.