Vale – Peter Raymond Dimond

Member #997
28/11/38 – 21/4/2021

 

The Men of League Foundation extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Peter Dimond.

A well-deserved and popular choice in both the Western Suburbs & Wests Tigers Team of the Century.

A Dapto native, Peter was part of a famous rugby league family, as the younger brother of Kangaroo Bobby Dimond and the father of Illawarra Steelers, Cronulla and Canberra forward, Craig Dimond. A brilliant hard-hitting winger and centre, Peter was destined for glory from a young age after being selected to play for NSW Schoolboys as a 14 year-old.

But it was the 1963/64 Kangaroos tour of Britain and France that would cement the great Magpie into rugby league history, not only playing in all six test matches, but scoring 2 tries in the infamous “Swinton Massacre” when Australia humiliated Great Britain 50-12 at Station Road near Manchester, securing the Ashes for Australia for the first time on British soil. A truly gifted and smart footballer who along with his mate Noel Kelly, terrorised the opposition and entertained the masses.

 

Rest in peace Peter Dimond.

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