Warriors juniors prepare for 50th year celebrations

SUN RUNNERS: The 2014 Nowra Warriors Ultra Tune Wallabies are ready for another round of league.

SUN RUNNERS: The 2014 Nowra Warriors Ultra Tune Wallabies are ready for another round of league.

A DESERVED holiday break from all games last week has the Nowra Warrior juniors keen to get back into their training and game day routine.

With many teams away this weekend, the players are eager to impress and simply get back into it. 

The player’s are also looking forward to the upcoming club 50th year anniversary celebration day.

A “Back to Lyrebird Park Day” will be held in conjunction with four home ground games on August 2, starting at 9am to about 1pm.

All past junior Warriors, committee members, parents and supporters along with club sponsors are invited to come along for a morning of entertaining football, a piece of cake and to help the club celebrate 50 years in Junior Rugby League.

For the latest information, results and game photographs log onto www.nowrawarriorsjrl.sportingpulse.net

Play hard, play fair and enjoy your footy!

Go the Warriors.

Round 11 draw for Saturday, July 12

Flinders no. 1

U11-1 - Stingrays v Nowra at 11.50am 

Michael Cronin Oval

U10-1 - Gerringong v Nowra at 9.50am 

Berry Sports Complex

U8-S - Berry v Nowra Kangaroos at 9.50am 

Bomaderry Sport Mini

U8-S - Bomaderry v Nowra Wallabies at 10.40am

U9-S - Bomaderry v Nowra at 11.30am 

Lyrebird Park No 1

U7-S - Nowra Wallabies v Milton Ulladulla at 9am 

U7-S - Nowra Kangaroos v St Georges Basin White at 9.50am

U12-1 - Nowra v Batemans Bay at 10.40am

Man of the round

THIS week’s man of the round undeniably goes to club committee member and life member, Mr Les Harris.

Les Harris knows every blade of grass on home ground, Lyrebird Park.

He has been welcoming junior Warriors, opposition teams, parents and supporters there for the last 50 years.

This year, Mr Harris proudly celebrates alongside the Nowra Warriors JRLFC the 50th anniversary of the club into junior rugby league.

First coming involved with the Warriors in 1964 when the club was founded by friend and influence, Jack Aldous, Les has filled many positions including club secretary, Group 7 delegate, team coach, committee member and ground manager.  These positions lasted on average over 10 years in each role with Les currently walking the lines at Lyrebird Park every home game as ground manager.

During this time, Les has seen many changes and proud achievements made by the Nowra Warriors juniors.

He remembers high achieving players passing through the ranks such as Bruce McGuire, Michael Crockett, Bobby Morris and Murray Smith.

PROUD MEMBER: Club stalwart and life member Les Harris has been welcoming junior Warriors to Lyrebird Park for the past 50 years.

PROUD MEMBER: Club stalwart and life member Les Harris has been welcoming junior Warriors to Lyrebird Park for the past 50 years.

Nowra Warrior team achievements such as the many premierships played and won, coaching his first u8 team and future country player, Bobby Morris, and his 1969 u9 premiers playing undefeated and not conceding a point throughout the season. Les also saw the progression of the game through the introduction of the three classifications; international, mini and mod league.

There have been ups and downs over the years with numbers dropping due to the development of other sports, but Les has always maintained his involvement and dedication to the game he loves.

Highlights of the past 50 years for les included good friendships, meeting wonderful people, dealing with children, parents/carer’s and sharing his love of rugby league.

When asked how many more years he would like to be involved, Les replied “Until I can’t get there!”

The Nowra Warriors JRLFC congratulate Les on his achievement and sincerely thank him for his contribution to the club.

His quiet, calm, organised manner is appreciated by all who deal with him and his dedication to the Nowra Warrior juniors upholds the true values of the proud Warrior tradition.

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