Alec Lockley was a local junior for the Fremantle Rugby League football club and at aged 17 debut for first grade.
Brian Draffen was a local junior for Applecross Club. Brian played in the 1958 Intermediates Undefeated Premiership side.
Started playing rugby league in 1955 & worked his way up through the grades to debut in Applecross’s premiership year of 1965.
Bill Jones was the foundation President of the Willagee Rugby League Club in1962 from our records.
Bob Granville senior debut for his beloved State in 1964 as a 17 year old centre was against France after an impressive Colts tour.
In 1950 with Nedlands playing rugby league Bob Sampson was a late inclusion into the WA side. Sampson kicked 7 goals.
Brian toured NSW with the Western Australia Senior state team in 1968 where they played Group 7 & Group 6.
Played all his junior rugby league with the Fremantle club and coached the 1977 Fremantle side to a premiership.
Bruno Boschetto started playing in 1963 in the under 10s & made his first grade debut for Belmont Rabbitohs in 1972.
Colin Constantine debut for Western Australia against St George in 1965 and for the next 12 years he was always one of the first picked.
Craig debut for the Western Australia Senior State team in 2003 and played 21 games for the State of Western Australia by our records. He played in seven Grand Finals for North Beach.
Eddie Campbell played over 200 first grade games between 1967 -1980 mainly as a five eight. He played in 6 First grade grand finals.
Gary Cooper played 200 first grade games for Cottesloe from 1960-1971. He was a prolific try scorer. Rep. for WA Eleven Times.
He debut in 1960 for the WA senior state team and then ended up playing for the Eastern Suburbs Roosters against the State team.
George Laurenson was a SAS Regiment soldier, was as tough as teak on the field, and he played front row but had the skills of a back.
With his touch over 50 years at the club from 1972 – 2023 Graham has dedicated much of his life to his beloved Bulldogs.
Harry played for Fremantle in first grade in 1970, was President of Rockingham , coached rep sides for WA.
At 43 Henry Grieves captain /coached Willagee reserve grade to the 1968 premiership and won the Best reserves player.
Isaac started playing Rugby League in 1987 and debut in First grade as a 16 year old in 2002. Represented WA over 30 times.
On April 28 1997 Jared Millar made history becoming the first all-local junior product to play 1st Grade for the Western Reds.
Jason played in the 1980 Replay & 1984 Grand final against Willagee and made the senior state team in 83, 85, 86, and 1987.
Jason has played 21 seasons of senior rugby league at the top level which puts him into the 350 senior games plus bracket
Joe Collins debut for Western Australia state team in 1967 against South Sydney in a year when Joe scored 95 points as a goal kicker hooker.
John was an Australian former triple jumper who competed in the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal.
Played 18 times for WA against England , NSW Country , South Australia Balmain, South Sydney, North Sydney, Illawarra.
Played in seven grand finals gaining premiership honours in 1966 / 67/ 69/ 70 & 72.and was Grand final teams in 1968 & 1971.
John was chairman of the WARL Judiciary for many years. John was inducted into the WARL Past Players & Supporters Hall of Fame
Not very often does Western Australia get a local junior player playing in a winning World Cup Final team. Kennedy achieved this in 2022 and scored two tries in Australia’s win over New Zealand at Old Trafford.
Played for Cottesloe for 14 years from 1960 -1973 commencing at age 15 years & excelled in the Surf club winning many awards.
Kevin has served as a President of the Fremantle club and like his father, also served on the WARL as a board member and was chairman in 1999
There was a King Brother in an Applecross team from 1963 -1987 – an outstanding effort of 24 years. Played over 1000 games.
Len told many stories of the early days with Russell Couch, training at Winnacott Reserve & sign on days at the Black stump.
Mal Cole was a tough uncompromising forward whose ferocious tackling rattled the French in their 1960 clash vs WA.
Mal had his first taste of first grade as a 16 year old and eventually went on to play 350 first grade games from 1967 -1986.
State Men’s side manager from 1988 – 2010. 1988 with Nick Noble , Russell Devonshire Bicentennial championship conquer all.
Signed for Applecross as Captain Coach in 1963. In the next 9 years Applecross won 7 premierships 1964-1972.
Mick Hunt was the state captain in 1965 when the West Australian State team played against the mighty St George Dragons .
From 1961 to 1970 President of the Tigers, as well as First grade coach for a few years, when the club was on tough times.
Played for the state against France, Canterbury, Illawarra, North Sydney, and Northern Territory on the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Paul’s debut for the senior men’s Western Australia side was in 1991 against the NSWRL side Illawarra Steelers at fullback
Pete captained the first grade side in 1975 and in 1976. Played for the WA State team in 1982 against Darwin & BARL.
Peter represented Western Australia in the State Juniors from 1967 playing against Clovelly and Marist Brothers who were touring from NSW and captaining the state juniors in 1972 & 1975.
Peter is Shark # 7 and in 2023 was the first player to play 150 first grade games for the Rockingham Coastal Sharks. Peter is a Hall of Fame player at the Sharks which is awarded only every 5 years.
Played for Scarborough Pirates club in 1962 . Selected to play for WA against Western Suburbs in 1963.
Rays consistent defence at second row or lock made him a well-respected player by all opposition sides. He played well over 200 senior first grade games for Fremantle.
Played in three winning grand finals – 1971 Applecross. 1974 -South Perth and 1980- replay victory over Mosman Cottesloe 18-10.
It’s not very often that a WA raised player gets to play in a senior men’s World Cup Final but Royce Hunt achieved this in 2022. Royce Hunt commenced playing rugby league for the Kalgoorlie Titans in the under 7s.
Debut for the Western Australia side in 1958 & played against England, NSW Country,Balmain ,Illawarra. Signed with South Sydney.
Played 1st grade and State, was a very successful Junior Coach, coached WA Colts, and coached Fremantle under 18’s to premiership.
Shanice Parker, a talented centre, comes from a large and well respected Rugby League family which have all been great volunteers and players for the Willagee Bears Rugby League Club
Stewart was a player from juniors at Raphael Park in the 1950’s to the “thirsty thirds” in 1972 & President of the Vic Park Club.
Had an amazing run of Grand finals from 1965 -1972 where he featured in 8 Grand Finals in a row and took out a premiership medal 6 times.
Terry was awarded the 8th Life membership of the Rockingham Rugby after his many years of service. He was very well-respected volunteer for the Western Australia and Rockingham Rugby League. Off the field he supported the SES and St Johns Ambulance
In the 1969 Grand Final Wayne Jarman won the prestigious Ron Hudson medal for the best on the ground. Rep for WA at SCG against NT .
Over the years there have been a number of great people within the game in WA who have volunteered their time, and resources, so the game could be successful