1965 – 1968  The Beginning & End of Rugby League

The St George Junior Rugby League delegates were Mr Allan Kearin, Mr Harley Bush, Mr Bill Dunn, Mr Musgrove, Mr Charles Owens and Mr Brett Franklin.

In 1965, it seemed that Rugby League was the only sport in which to be involved.

At the second meeting of the PENSHURST WEST YOUTH SPORTING CLUB fees were set at 5/- for registration and 2/- each week for match fees to cover the cost of jerseys.

It was also decided that if the Youth Club was ever to fold that all equipment would be donated to Penshurst West Public School.

There were three league teams in that first year, U/10’s, U/11’s and U/12’s.

Under 10’s team – 1965

Harley Bush (Coach)          John Yates (Manager)        Ray Dean (Club Secretary)

Players:      Ian Bush, David Crerar, David Yates, Keith Stewart, Gary Stephenson, Malcolm Shearer, Ian Hams, Robert Darwin, David Best, David Evans, Greg McCann, Alan Dean.

Rugby League was very popular in the area at the time with the school entering three teams in a St. George Knock-Out competition. One team was undefeated. Mr Frank Facer from St George Leagues Club came to the school to present the shield for the Champion School.

Due to the increase in popularity of soccer, there were not enough players to enter any teams in the Rugby League competition in 1968. Rugby League was not played again as part of Penshurst West Youth Club. Some players moved on to the newly formed Peakhurst Hawkes club, and some went to Penshurst R.S.L.