NSWPRL State Team, 1982

June 23, 1982

Newtown Falcons defeat Liverpool

February 9, 1982

Camillo Casaclang, Jorgensen, Russell Harrison, John Floyd and Peter Nissen.  Retired Penrith CEO and ex Detective Sergeant Mick Leary watches on. Centre Peter Nissen passes the ball, Pat Hamill looks on.

NSWPRL State representative team 1980

June 5, 1980

Being selected in the NSWPRL State team in 1980, was bitter/sweet for a number of players.  Bitter, becasue the NSW/Queensland game never went ahead.  Sweet, because the team were a great bunch of blokes and they had a fantastic time as mates.  Gary Bourke a member of the teams said, “We got off the plane…

Newtown Police Rugby League, Premiers 1979-1981

July 23, 1979

1979 Premiers, this picture was taken at Concord oval just prior to the ‘Falcons’ playing off for fifth spot. They went on to win this game, and every game from then on inclcluding the GF. Left to right, BACK ROW. Pat Hamill, Bill Todd, John FLoyd, George Georgiou, Garry Taylor, Brian Emms, Mark ‘Bumper’ Farrell,…


June 4, 1978

The Redfern Police team of 1978. Thanks to Gary Bourke for providing the photographs. The picture below shows a game against Waverley Wombats, Gary being tackled by two defenders, whilst Jeff Wheeler looms up in support. The photograph below shows Max McKinnon (his brother Don was also a police officer and well known, Norths, Manly,…

1974 NSW Police State side.

May 13, 1974

The photo above is of the 1974 NSW team taken just prior to kick-off against the Queensland Police side in Brisbane. NSW Police defeated the Queensland Police. Those in the photograph are as follows. Standing L t R , Unknown, Bill Comans, Alan Stephens, Shane Harcombe, Bob May, Mick Kelso, Ron Tancred, White, Mick Lang,…

1972 NSW State team.

May 13, 1972

THE 1972 NSW POLICE STATE SIDE Front row L to right are Mick Gleeson, Secretary/Manager, Bill Tout, President NSW Police Footy, Qld Police Commissioner (name unknown) and Inspector Jim Armstrong, NSW Police and Patron. Second Row L to R, Sid Walsh, Unknown, Unknown, Kevin Roberts (Cpt.) Wade Chandler, Unknown, Unknown. Third Row L to R,…

21 Division V the Vice squad.

July 20, 1963

The 1963 game against the 21 Division and the Vice Squad. Both of these sections were squads within the CIB. The two teams played annually for the ‘Steve Duff’ Memorial Trophey, which had been donated by the then boss of 21 Division, Detective Inspector ‘Snowy’ Whiteman. On this occasion the game was played on a…


May 5, 1930

The photo was taken in July 1930. It was taken prior to the police V fire brigade match. My father is in the front row—2nd from left—and the same Wal Maisey is in the back row, 2nd from left. Dad told me that Ron Waldron who later became Commissioner, is in the photo. I am…


May 5, 1929

INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY RON WEBER My father told me, when I was a young boy, that the police played rugby union in a mid-week competition with other public service branches.  My father, Ben Weber, played rugby league on the weekends with Balmain. The small photo was taken at Bombala in 1929, which is the year…

Darlinghurst/TRG 1983 Premiers

July 21, 0198

Written by Bill Tout, Liaison Officer 1983 – reprinted from NSWPRL Yearbook 1983. I was at Redfern Oval early to witness the bantering between the Wombats and Darlo/TRG officials – the coaches, Dick Baker of the Wombats and Bob Brewster and Dave Ferguson of Darlo/TRG were sure of their respective teams’ ability to win and…