Applecross Juniors The First

First junior game in WA (1949) between Applecross and Eastern Suburbs .  

In May of 1949 Applecross announce that they had formed a team of schoolboys who were all under the age of 14. They played the first junior match at Peet Park against Eastern Suburbs on May 28th 1949. The game was a tight tussle and ended in a 3 all draw with one try apiece.

By 1953 there were over 12 different junior clubs fielding teams across a number of grades.

A photo of the 1949 Kent Street Rugby Team which was one of the first schools to change over to the Rugby League game . Profile photo is Canning Districts 1950.