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2005

Ryan Dagwell (pictured 2010 -  below) took over from Troy Fletcher as Captain / Coach of First Grade. Noted try scorer, Brett Cullen, took over as Reserve Grade Coach, while Dave Stewart continued on as Open Grade Coach. You can’t get much better than winning the Club Championships and having all 3 grades in the Grand Final. West were Minor Premiers in 1st Grade, but just “fell short” on Grand Final day. Reserve Grade defeated Wyong 38 to 24 in the Grand Final. The winning West team was 1. Shane Newport (try)  2. Michael Smith (try)  3. Ryan Woo (try) 4. Kurt Stallworthy (2 tries) 5. Todd Mulville (try)  6. Dane Thorogood  7. Shane Morrissey (5 goals)  13. Murray Parker  12. Noel Tupuo  11. Warren Schillings  10. Jarrod Barclay  9. David Thomas 8. Ryan Badger and 14. Corey Patterson (try). (A great win!! – 2 players were “dismissed” from the field – Warren Schillings early, and Dane Thorogood  late. Finished with 11 men, won the game – both players exonerated). Open Grade defeated South 38 to 14 in their Grand Final. The winning West team was 1.  Matt Redman (try)  2. Dean MacBain (try)  3. Joe Catt  4. Corey Paterson (2 tries)  5. Robert Kirkland  6. Dylan Skee (4 goals)  7. Todd Hurrell (goal)  13. Aaron Resch (try)  12. Kurt Evans  11. Peter Coleman (2 tries) 10. Michael Skelly  9. Pat Slattery  and 8. Robbie McLellan. Players who first played grade for Weest in 2005 included Aaron Resch, Tim Walker, Murray Parker, Todd Hurrell, Dean MacBain, Cleo Meredith, Luke Poolman and Chris Stephens. Mick Connell was awarded the trophy for “Clubman of the Year”, and the trophies for the “Most Outstanding Player in each Grade” were awarded to Chris Schneider (Firsts), David Thomas (Reserves) and Pat Slattery (Opens). For the 3rd time in 4 years David “Crockett” Thomas (pictured 2007- right) won a “Most Outstanding Player” trophy. (“Crockett” was part of West’s “Coonabarabran Connection.”)

 

Opponent

Result

Reserves

Opens

Round 1

Maitland

Won 66 - 16

Won 56 - 14

Won 30 - 14

Round 2

Wyong

28 all Draw

Won 34 - 16

Won 16 – 12

Round 3

Kurri

Won 60 - 12

Won 46 - 6

Won 46 – 6

Round 4

Lakes

Won 48 - 12

Lost 16 - 14

Won 56 – 8

Round 5

Ray Terrace

Won 34 - 18

Won 48 - 6

Won 52 – 6

Round 6

Cessnock

Won 40 - 30

22 all Draw

Won 52 – 8

Round 7

South

Won 28 - 22

Won 30 - 12

Won 32 – 12

Round 8

Central

Won 60 - 4

Won 66 - 0

Won 82 – 12

Round 9

Northern Blues

20 all Draw

Lost 32 - 28

Won 52 – 0

Round 10

Maitland

Won 50 - 12

Won 56 - 24

Won 58 – 8

Round 11

Wyong

Won 37 - 14

Won 16 - 14

Lost 38 – 4

Round 12

Kurri

Won 44 - 12

Won 38 - 10

Won 50 – 0

Round 13

Macquarie

Won 52 - 16

Won 22 - 12

Won 50 – 0

Round 14

Lakes

Won 34 - 4

Won 30 - 16

Won 32 – 22

Round 15

Ray Terrace

Won 22 - 16

Won 30 - 10

Won 62 – 4

Round 16

Cessnock

Won 30 - 20

Won 11 - 4

Won 74 – 4

Round 17

South

Lost 39 - 30

Won 22 - 18

Won 32 – 4

Round 18

Central

Won 62 - 16

Won 94 - 0

Won 72 – 0

Round 19

Macquarie

Won 28 - 22

Won 22 - 20

Won 80 – 6

Round 20

Northern Blues

Won 34 - 18

Lost 14 - 13

Won 70 - 7

Qualifying Semi

     

West 32 South 6

Major Semi

Wyong

Won 32 - 20

Wyong 16 West 6

West 22 Wyong 20

FINAL

   

West 26 C’nock 10

 

GRAND FINAL

Nth Blues 30 def West 12

West 38 Wyong 24

West 38 South 14

 

For a better quality 2006 page (colour, photos etc) click on 2006

2006

All three coaches continued on from 2005 to 2006 – i.e. Ryan Dagwell in First Grade, Brett Cullen in Reserve Grade and Dave Stewart in Open Grade. West won the Club Championship, and were Minor Premiers in both Reserve and Open Grades, but Grand Final success eluded West in 2006. New players to first play grade with West in 2006 included Ryan Lamb, twins Chad and John Reynolds, Jason Wallace, Dain Bamblett, Peter Mannion and Ryan Petro. The “Clubman of the Year” trophy was awarded to Wayne March, and the trophies for the “Most Outstanding Player in each Grade” were awarded to Chris Schneider (First Grade), Murray Parker (Reserve Grade) and Michael Furner (Open Grade). 2006 marked the end of Brett Cullen’s (pictured right 2010) long association with West. Brett played with West from 1995 to 2004 (with a year “off” with Central in 2002). He held the record for the “Most Number of Tries” (230) until overtaken by Garth Ross in 2013. However, as far a First Grade tries are concerned, Brett scored 226 tries and “daylight” is 2nd – 2nd being Garth Ross on 132 First Grade tries. Brett coached Reserve Grade in 2005 and 2006, with the 2005 side winning the Grand Final, In 2010 Brett was selected in West’s “Team of the Century” as a winger – but he was obviously selected by George Piggford because he was a “try scoring whizz”. (Ryan Petro - pictured right - 2013GF - is a West Junior – now a regular First Grader – as of today – Sun 22.6.14 -  Ryan has played 132 games for West.)

 

Opponent

Result

Reserves

Opens

Round 1

Nelson Bay

Lost 40 - 16

Won 34 - 12

Won 28 – 14

Round 2

Macquarie

Lost 50 - 14

Won 40 - 4

Won 24 - 18

Round 3

Central

Won 68 - 6

Won 54 - 10

Won 114 – 4

Round 4

Ray Terrace

Lost 26 - 12

Won 54 - 0

Won 46 – 0

Round 5

Kurri

Won 34 - 0

Won 32 - 0

Won 56 – 6

Round 6

South

Won 26 - 16

Won 34 - 10

Won 26 – 22

Round 7

Lakes

Won 34 - 10

Won 28 - 12

Lost 18 – 10

Round 8

Cessnock

Won 17 - 6

Won 30 - 20

Lost 30 – 28

Round 9

Maitland

Won 44 - 10

Won 54 - 10

Won 22 – 20

Round 10

Wyong

Won 16 - 0

Won 24 - 22

Won 36 – 16

Round 11

Nelson Bay

Won 30 - 16

Won 44 - 4

Won 36 – 12

Round 12

Macquarie

Lost 14 - 8

Won 32 - 18

Won 34 – 0

Round 13

Central

Won 16 - 14

Won 50 - 12

Won 52 – 10

Round 14

Ray Terrace

Won 38 - 34

Won 58 - 6

Won 54 – 0

Round 15

Kurri

Won 20 - 18

Lost 22 - 16

Won 40 – 12

Round 16

South

Lost 21 - 14

Won 48 - 6

Lost 28 – 26

Round 17

Lakes

Won 38 - 18

Won 24 - 18

Won 24 – 20

Round 18

Cessnock

Lost 16 - 6

Won 26 - 22

Lost 32 – 10

Round 19

Maitland

Won 46 - 36

24 all Draw

Won by Forfeit

Round 20

Wyong

Won 32 - 0

Won 14 - 0

Won 16 - 8

Elimination Semi

Cessnock

Lost 30 - 14

   

Major Semi

   

Macq 28 West 14

West 20 South 16

FINAL

   

N Bay 32 West 12

 

GRAND FINAL

Lakes 40 def Nelson Bay 22

 

South 34 West 22

 

For a better quality 2007 page (colour, photos etc) click on 2007

2007

Kurt Hancock took over as Captain / Coach in First Grade, but the reality of the situation was that he suffered a back injury in the 2nd game of the season (the Thursday night before Good Friday) which ended Kurt’s playing career – a shame really as he was an outstanding player. Dave Stewart took over from Brett Cullen in Reserve Grade, and again guided his team to a Grand Final win. Steve Bettridge took over as Open Grade coach. West were Club Champions, Semi Finalists in First Grade, Major and Minor Premiers in Reserve Grade, and Minor Premiers and Grand Finalists in Open Grade – a pretty good season overall. Reserve Grade defeated Cessnock by 22 to 10 in the Grand Final. The winning West team was 1. Todd Wright (try)  2. Garth Ross  3. John Reynolds (3 goals) 4. Mark Hancock (try) 5. Matt Redman  6. Michael Furner  7. David Thomas  123. Daniel Janissen (try)  12. Dean MacBain (try) 11. Mitch Parsons  10. Nick Mahon  9. Luke Hemsworth and 8. Jeremy Janissen. Two West juniors who first played grade with West were Jermaine Ale (left – 2013) and Mark Farrar (right 2013). In “joint” careers both players find themselves having played 115 grade games for West at the commencement of the 2014 season. Chris Stephens was acknowledged as the “Clubman of the Year”, while the “Most Outstanding Players in Each Grade were Peter Mannion (Firsts), Luke Hemsworth (Reserves) and Brad Cashmore (Opens). 2008? 1st Grade? Yep!!!

 

Opponent

Result

Reserves

Opens

Round 1

Ray Terrace

Lost 30 - 20

Won 46 - 0

Won 56 – 4

Round 2

Wyong

Won 27 - 10

Lost 20 - 10

Won 32 – 20

Round 3

Central Ch’town

Won 56 - 4

Won 32 - 18

Won 28 – 6

Round 4

Lakes

Lost 28 - 22

Won 42 - 8

Won 30 – 6

Round 5

Nelson Bay

Lost 13 - 12

Won 28 - 14

Won 28 – 0

Round 6

Kurri

Won 38 - 18

Won 76 - 0

Won 80 – 0

Round 7

South

Lost 28 - 26

Won 46 - 18

Won 58 – 18

Round 8

Cessnock

Won 24 - 18

Lost 24 - 12

Lost 32 – 18

Round 9

Macquarie

Lost 40 - 32

Won 40 - 12

Won 30 – 8

Round 10

Ray Terrace

Won 28 - 24

Won 62 - 4

Won 86 – 4

Round 11

Wyong

Lost 55 - 6

Won 32 - 6

Won 38 – 12

Round 12

Lakes

Lost 28 - 4

Won 22- 14

Won 24 – 18

Round 13

Kurri

Won 42 - 12

Won 28 - 8

Won by Forfeit

Round 14

South

Won 20 - 6

Won 44 - 16

Won 38 – 20

Round 15

Cessnock

Won 30 - 16

Won 20 - 14

Won 30 – 28

Round 16

Macquarie

Lost 18 - 16

Won 28 - 26

Won 36 – 6

Round 17

Central Ch’town

Won 22 - 4

Won 62 - 12

Won by Forfeit

Round 18

Nelson Bay

Won 26 - 14

Won 52 - 12

Won 84 - 6

Elimination Semi

Cessnock

Lost 20 - 12

   

Major Semi

   

Cess 16  West 14

West 26  Cess 10

FINAL

   

West 46  Lakes 18

 

GRAND FINAL

Lakes 32  def  Wyong 12

West 22  Cess 10

Wyong 38 West 18

 

For a better quality 2008 page (colour, photos etc) click on 2008

2008

Kurt Hancock continued as First Grade Coach, Brad Melville came from Kurri to be Reserve Grade Coach, Steve Bettridge continued as Open Grade Coach and West “legend”, Wayne March, took over as coach of the Under 19’s. West were Minor Premiers in every grade, but tasted only one success on Grand Final day. The First Grade Grand Final will be remembered for John Reynolds (top) scoring 5 minutes after the start (and converting his try), and scoring 5 minutes from the end ( and converting his try). The winning West side was 1. Sam Wooden  2. Willy Pole’o  3. Wes Tillott  4. Jermaine Ale  5. John Reynolds  6. Nathan Hinton  7. Luke Karam  13. Colin Clarke  12. Matt Resch  11. Peter Mannion  10. Warren Schillings  9. Matt Thurston  8. Dan Quinn  14. Dan Hagan  15. Tim Walker  16. Dean MacBain and 17. Mark Farrar.  New players who first played grade with West in 2008 included juniors, Mitch Garbutt (currently, 2014, with The Storm), Sam Jobbins, Clint Davies and David Dryden, Dan Quinn (Macquarie) and Matt Thurston (Knights). Shaun Wallace (left) was recognised as “Clubman of the Year”, and the “Most Outstanding Players in each Grade” were Matt Thurston (Firsts) (picture right), Murray Parker (Reserves), Luke Poolman (Opens) and Matt McLaren (U 19’s). A great year ending with our 19th First Grade Premiership. Nathan Hinton was recognised as “Newcastle Rugby League Player of the Year”, and Matt Thurston as “Newcastle Rugby League Rep Player of the Year”.

Rd

Opponent

Result

Reserves

Opens

Under 19’s

Rd 1

Nelson Bay

Lost 38 - 26

Won 34 - 12

Won 86 - 0

Won 34 - 8

Rd 2

Ray Terrace

Won 54 - 8

Won 56 - 4

Won 36 - 0

Won 48 – 0

Rd 3

Lakes

Won 38 - 8

Won 46 - 8

Won 64 - 6

Won 50 – 0

Rd 4

Wyong

Won 32 - 14

Won 38 - 6

Won 34 - 14

Won 36 – 16

Rd 5

Kurri

Won 40 - 18

Won 16 - 12

Won 34 - 6

Won 24 – 23

Rd 6

South

Won 54 - 22

Won 64 - 6

Won 40 - 22

Won 34 – 6

Rd 7

Cessnock

Won 22 - 14

Won 34 - 28

Won 40 - 12

Won 54 – 0

Rd 8

Macquarie

Won 23 - 10

Lost 14 -13

Won 36 - 28

Won 32 – 12

Rd 9

Central

Lost 31 - 18

Won 42 - 18

Won 60 - 6

Won 30 – 12

Rd 10

Nelson Bay

Won 36 - 12

Won 22 - 16

Won 66 - 8

Won 32 – 10

Rd 11

Lakes

Won 42 - 0

Won 28 - 6

Won 40 - 6

Won Forfeit

Rd 12

Wyong

Lost 20 - 16

Won 32 - 4

Won 24 - 14

Won 34 – 0

Rd 13

Kurri

Won 24 - 14

Won 28 - 6

Won 44 - 4

Won 22 – 10

Rd 14

South

Won 70 - 20

Won 24 - 20

Won 48 - 0

Won 36 – 10

Rd 15

Cessnock

Won 25 - 24

Won 12 - 8

Won 38 - 0

Won 46 - 6

Rd 16

Macquarie

Won 48 - 18

Won 34 - 4

Won 34 - 16

Won 24 – 0

Rd 17

Central

Won 26 - 24

Won 28 - 16

Won Forfeit

Lost 30 – 4

Rd 18

Ray Terrace

Won 56 - 10

Won 34 - 16

Won 68 - 8

Won 50 - 0

Major Semi

Cessnock

Won 42 - 4

Macquarie 22

West 16

West 32

Macquarie 12

Central 16 West 6

FINAL

   

West 14

South 10

 

Wyong 19

West 10

GRAND FINAL

West 12 def

Cessnock 10

Macquarie 30

West 26

Macquarie 13

West 12

 

 

 

For a better quality 2009 page (colour, photos etc) click on 2009

2009

Kurt Hancock (pictured left) continued on as First Grade Coach, Brad Melville as Reserve Grade Coach and Matt Marks took on the Under 19’s Coaching position. West were again Club Champions, and reached the Final series in each grade. Both First and Reserve Grade were eliminated at the semi final stage, but the Under 19’s team won their Grand Final with a 26 to 20 win over South. The winning West Under 19’s team was 1.  Jake Evans (3 goals)  2. John Armstrong  3. Chad Redman  4. Shane Anttilla  5. Ryan Pywell (try)  6. Tyrone Roberts (3 tries)  7. Michael Hodge  13. Matt Casserly  12. Roberts Puliuvea  11. Matt Herman  10. Sam Jobbins  9. Shane Bowman 8. Sam Webb (try) 14. Sam Collins  15. Ryan Fox  16. Paul Latu  17. Liam McKenna 18. Rhys Nixon 19. Tom Raines and 20. Merv Tighe. New players to grade in 2009 included Joel Penny, Michael Fortier, Simon Friend, David Pangai, Matt Casserly, Shane Anttilla, Matt Herman, Matt Kennedy and Liam McKenna. Brett and Kerry Nixon were acknowledged with the “Club Persons of the Year Award”, while the awards for the “Most Outstanding Player in each Grade” were presented to Joel Penny (Firsts), Will Smith (Reserves) and Michael Hodge (Under 19’s). Joel Penny played for the Northern Eagles, then the South Sydney Rabbits, then Widnes in the English Premier League, and then came to West. He was a football “wizard”. He won numerous awards with West, and in 2012 was selected as the Newcastle Rugby League “Player of the Year”. Joel was a champion fullback, an expert at “sniffing out” tries, a superb “backer upper”, a strong defender and a speed that belied his “bald headed” looks. He played with West from 2009 to 2013 – played 94 games – all in First Grade and scored 35 tries. I just wish he could have played 6 more First Grade games, as he would be a most worthy person to receive “Life Membership” of the WSRLFC. Joel’s try in the 2013 Grand Final against Kurri typifies him as a player. Trish Evenden’s photo, shows Joel’s  – he “started” it, and “finished” it – Joel Penny – COULD PLAY!!

 

Opponent

Result

Reserves

19’s

Round 1

Cessnock

Lost 20 - 10

Won 22 - 16

Won 38 – 18

Round 2

Lakes

Won 40 - 6

Won 20 - 18

Won 36 – 22

Round 3

Kurri

Lost 18 - 4

Won 24 - 20

Won 24 – 16

Round 4

Wyong

Won 36 - 18

Lost 18 - 16

16 all Draw

Round 5

Central

Lost 22 - 10

Won 30 - 24

Won 34 – 24

Round 6

Maitland

Lost 34 - 18

Won 26 - 10

Won 48 – 10

Round 7

Macquarie

Won 32 - 12

Won 26 - 0

Won 24 – 4

Round 8

Nelson Bay

Lost 34 - 22

Won 24 - 10

Won 42 – 6

Round 9

South

Lost 32 - 24

Lost 34 - 14

Lost 23 – 22

Round 10

Maitland

Won 50 - 6

Lost 16 – 10

Won 50 – 6

Round 11

Cessnock

Lost 38 - 24

Lost 22 - 20

Won 80 – 6

Round 12

Lakes

Won 62 - 10

Won 20 - 10

Won 28 – 16

Round 13

Kurri

Won 26 - 24

Won 30 - 14

Won 56 – 18

Round 14

Wyong

Lost 34 - 16

Lost 22 - 18

Lost 18 – 14

Round 15

Central

Won 30 - 4

Lost 16 - 10

Won 28 – 26

Round 16

South

Won 60 - 26

Won 18 - 14

Won 22 – 20

Round 17

Macquarie

Won 36 - 32

Lost 16 - 14

Won 56 – 4

Round 18

Nelson Bay

Won 66 - 36

Won 46 - 12

Won 74 – 4

Elimination Semi

Kurri

Lost 24 - 20

West 36 C’tral 10

 

Minor Semi

   

Kurri 30 West 16

 

Major Semi

     

South 30  West 28

FINAL

     

West 28  Lakes 8

GRAND FINAL

Wyong 36   def   Cessnock 4

 

West 26  South 20

 

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Nicole Stanfield

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Lorena Rogers

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Kristy  Houghton

Kristy Houghton

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Hayley Wright

Hayley Wright

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Grace Gallagher

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Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross

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U/19's

U/19

U/19's

Lachlan Kelly

Lachlan Kelly

Manu Matoka

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Jesse Rushford

Jesse Rushford

Dan Stuart

Dan Stuart

Zac Hudson

Zac Hudson

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Grant Walsh

Grant Walsh

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Cale Smith

Cale Smith

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Finau Taufa

Finau Taufa'ao

Uiti Baker

Uiti Baker

Ben Stone

Ben Stone

Reserves ????

Reserves ????

Chad Redman

Chad Redman

Chad is back with West again in 2017

Jordan Hammond

Jordan Hammond

William Sheely

William Sheely

Manu Matoka

Manu Matoka

U/19

U/19's

Rhiannon Howard

Rhiannon Howard

Talent all round for our half back

James Wilson

James Wilson

U 19's "Player of the Year" James Wilson returns in 2017

Sam Keenan

Sam Keenan

Sam Keenan is back in 2017

Brad Tighe

Brad Tighe

Brad Tighe returns in 2017

Jack Geddes

Jack Geddes

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Willis Alatini

Willis Alatini

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Chris Knight

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Nick Mahon

Nick Mahon

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Mark Taufua

Mark Taufua

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David Dryden

David Dryden

David Dryden re signs for 2017

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Jade Porter

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