Vale Jim “Streaky” Peebles
29 April 1931 – 9 February 2013
Jim ” Streaky” Peebles , who was one of Manly Warringah Rugby League Football Clubs finest players, Club man and Ambassador for the game of rugby league,sadly passed away on Saturday 9 February 2013, after suffering a major stroke during the week before.
Jim will be sorely missed by everyone associated with rugby league and all his Mates from those grand old days when he wore the proud colors of the Manly Warringah Rugby League Football Club.
As a lock forward Jim played 1st grade for the Club during 1953 – 1961 and was a member of the 1959 grand final team that played against a very strong St.George Dragons team; he played in the Sydney City representative teams during his career and played with many great Manly Warringah players including Terry Randall, Graham Eadie, Bob Batty, Roy Bull, Peter Burke, Billy Delamare, Peter Diversi, George Hugo, Freddy Jones, George Lenon, Rex Mossop and Ron Wiley to name a few.
After ending his playing career in Sydney he captain coached in the NSW Country, became a Committee Member of the Manly Warringah Rugby League Football Club and shared his knowledge and experiences in rugby league by coaching the Manly Warringah Junior Rugby League Football Club , Belrose Eagles to their first A Grade premiership win.
The Men of League extend their deepest sympathies to Jim’s wife Doreen, three daughter’s Carolyn, Janine, Leanne , son-in-law’s Hugh and Vaughan and his grandchildren as well his many friends.