The club is very sad to inform you that Leigh (Leroy) Etherton passed away this week at the age of 54 after a long battle with cancer.
Leigh, known to all as Leroy, was a very popular member of our club.
He joined Wanneroo in 1978 and played for the club till the mid 80’s, before deciding to go back to his native New Zealand for a while.
Ultimately, when he decided to return to live in Perth permanently, he came back to Wanneroo and played out his career with the club.
Leroy is survived by his daughter Haani (aged 21) and his son William
We extend our deepest sympathies to his family He will be sadly missed by all in the Dog House
The funeral will be held at Karrakatta Cemetery on Wednesday 29 July at 2.30pm. All welcome. This will be followed by a few beers at the Kingsley.
Please note that following the passing of All Black Norm Berryman, who had been involved in our local club scene for a number of years with Kalamunda and Wanneroo, a fund has been set up to help support his wife, Leena, and six children – the oldest of whom, Terrell, currently plays with Nedlands. Please see the following link to donate: http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/normberrymanswhanau
“Stormin” Norman Berryman passed away last night, he was 42.
Norm was an All Black, a much beloved cult hero, and a proud father of six children.
His exploits on the field were only surpassed by his love and support for his children who are his greatest legacy.
Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his Whanau.
Our road to nationals.
Both Women’s and U18 girls had five months of preparation which included training on field every Tuesday & Thursday, the odd Gym & video session, Recovery in ice baths & spa baths. And having games against each other.
For the U18 girls our first game was a tough one coming up against the 2013 and now 2015 champions NSW Blue, unfortunately with a lot of nerves we lost it. Coming into our second game against QLD White we had more confidence to bring our talent to the field as a team. We were up in the first half but as the second half came QLD came out firing.
With only having two more games for the day we felt like we had a lot more to prove out there! So we came out hungry for a win and played our own game and came out with a clean win against both Victoria & National Indigenous. Day 2, we won against South Australia to play in the Plate final against NSW White.
Everyone in our team played their absolute hearts out for each other especially our two girls who were injured and couldn’t play, and it showed out on field coming home with a win and plate. Overall, this tournament was an awesome learning experience and I encourage more U18 year old girls in W.A to play Rugby! A special mention to Cheyelle Robins-Reti for being selected in the Australian Youth 7’s Squad, if Cheyelle is successful she will play in the Commonwealth Games in Samoa early September.
For our Woman’s side, our first game was up against ASRU, we got off to a slow start and they capitalized on our mistakes beating us 17-0. Our next game was against Victoria who we beat 17-5. Our last game of day 1 was against ACT, who we also played first up in the quater finals on the Saturday. Both games we fought hard but unfortunately came off second best in both games. We then moved to tha plate semi finals and played National Indigenous, we beat them and faced off against Australia Uni in the plate final. Our girls played hard and strong to the end and we came away with the win bringing home the plate. Trilleen Pomare, Sharnah Komene, Naomi Kara, Anneka Taia, Taya Antonievic and also Te Mahia Parker (who unfortunately got injured a few weeks before nationals and was unable to play) would like to thank the club for all your support during our road to nationals. We are proud DIVAs and always represent Wanneroo with pride.
Join us for the 2015 Wanneroo Rugby Club’s President’s Dinner featuring special guest “Sir Colin Meads” in his last international speaking engagement. Click here for more information…
Jim Burke sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago but we have only heard this news.
Jim was a strong supporter of Wanneroo Rugby Club and was a member of Ye Olde Dogs.
His funeral is at 4.00pm at Karrakatta Cemetery if you would like to attend.
The club extends our condolences to Jim’s family.
New Players Welcome
All Juniors welcome!
Wanneroo is the club champion for Junior rugby. We welcome all levels of players from novices to experienced, we will find a team for you!
Gaylene Monk 0420 857 316
Fiona Crockett 0433 128835
Pieter Blackie 0439 703 346
Shaun McComb 0413 127 195
Pre-Season Training Has Started!!
Pre-Season training has commenced and is currently on Mondays
and Wednesdays at 6.30pm. This will change to Tuesday/Thursday once the Touch season finishes.
Get yourselves down there and train for a successful season on the pitch in 2015.