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PATHWAY TO SUCCESS

With the Western Suburbs Magpies no longer a stand-alone team in the National Rugby League competition, the journey local players must take to play rugby league at the highest level has changed.

Western Suburbs Magpies motto "Pathway to Success" reinforces the important position the club continues to provide. The Magpies are Macarthur's, Liverpool's and the Southern Highlands, local representative team and strives to develop local talent into National Rugby League standard players. The Magpies have provided sporting opportunities for the Western Suburbs Districts since 1908, and more recently the Macarthur region for nearly 30 years. This local knowledge has enabled the club to fullfill the unique requirements of the area.

The Western Suburbs Magpies currently field four rep sides in New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competitions.
- Ron Massey Cup (Opens)
- Sydney Shield (Opens)
- S.G. Ball (Under 18's)
- Harold Matthews (Under 16's)

Junior Players in SG Ball and Harold Matthews are all local residents of the Western Suburbs Junior or Group 6 districts. Many of these players continue into the Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup teams. Players that excel may be picked to play in the NSW Cup, NYC or NRL competitions for the Wests Tigers.

Along with Balmain Tigers, Western Suburbs Magpies are Joint Venture Partners with the Wests Tigers giving our players a direct link to our senior NRL team.

Magpies who have made it to the NRL include:

- Andrew Everingham
- Mitch Achurch
- Nathan Waters
- Daniel Fitzhenry
- Liam Fulton
- Bryce Gibbs
- Chris Lawrence
- Beau Ryan
- Simon Dwyer
- Brett Hodgson
- John Skandalis
- Harvey Howard
- Isaac DeGois
- Luke Covell
- Ben Roberts
- Shane Perry
- Ryan Hoffman
- Shannon McDonnell
- Dean Collis
- Daine Laurie
- Shannon Gallant
- Peni Tagive
- Rocky Trimarchi
- Stuart Flanagan
- Ray Cashmere
- Matt Groat
- Ken McGuiness
- Kevin McGuiness
- Ciriaco Mescia
- Steve Georgallis
- Gray Viane
- William Mataka
- Beau Ryan
- James Tedesco
- Shaun Spence
- David Nofoaluma
- Jesse Sue

The NRL competition is where the majority of Australia's City Vs Country, State of Origin and International representative players are selected from.

 

BOARDS EXPLAINED

Wests Tigers Board is made up of 7 members. 2 from the Balmain Football Club, 2 from the Wests Group and 3 Independent members.
The Balmain Football Club and the Wests Group are required to provide funding for the Wests Tigers at a 50/50 ratio to cover any shortfall in funding from sponsorships, memberships etc.

The Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club Ltd has 7 members on its board of directors.
4 of these members are nominated by Wests Ashfield Leagues Club and 3 members are elected by eligible voting members.
To be eligible to vote or sit on the WDSRLFC board you must be a WSDRLFC member for 3 continuous years.

 

 

 

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