Welcome visit for Wok
Warwick Bulmer has long dedicated himself to rugby league as a player and official and typifies one of those tireless volunteers every club needs.
Born in Maxwell, NSW, ‘Wok’ moved to Taree in his teens, where he played first grade as a 17-year-old for Taree Old Bar but relocated to Sydney to work for the Australian Taxation Office for 37 years.
He played for Tax Office from 1959-1965 in the very competitive lunchtime public service competition played in the Domain against the likes of John Raper, Bob Landers and Bob McCarthy just to name a few.
When he crossed the bridge from Clovelly, where he played league, to then Manly Warringah district in 1968 he began a long relationship with the local footy scene through coaching/managing teams for the Beacon club, where he is a life member, before becoming manager of Manly Warringah SG Ball and Jersey Flegg teams.
Since 2007 Warwick has been the manager of the Sea Eagles Toyota Cup (now Holden Cup) teams and is also a life member of Many Warringah District JRL Association and the Many Warringah Sea Eagles.
Through his long term involvement over many years he has become a grandfather figure to many young players as they have progressed through the junior ranks to the senior grades and has led the Sea Eagles in their victory song with great gusto for many years.
Wok recently underwent a right knee replacement operation at The Mater Hospital, Crows Nest after having his left knee replaced a while earlier. While recuperating at his Beacon Hill home he was visited by Northern Sydney Men of League committee Fred Jackson and Ken Vessey and very much appreciated their company and gesture on behalf of the foundation.