Leo Bernard  “Curly” Joyce


BIRTH: 29 September 1904
Peak Hill, NSW
DEATH: 15 May 1971 Young, NSW
DEATH: 15 May 1971
Young, NSW

OCCUPATION: Barman, 1932

RESIDENCE: Marengo St Young, NSW, 1930; Empire Hotel, Young, NSW, 1932, 1933; Commercial Hotel, Young, NSW 1934; Kandos Hotel, Kandos, NSW, 1934; Concord Hotel, Concord, NSW, 1935, 1936, 1937; St Joseph's Home, Young, NSW 1968


  • Young RL 1925, 1926, 1927
  • Wests RL First Grade 1928
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1928
  • Wests RL 3rd Grade 1929
  • Young RL 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933
  • Kandos RL 1934


When thinking of great Wests players, the name Leo “Curly” Joyce perhaps doesn’t come to mind, and that is probably due to the fact that he only played with Wests in the 1928 and 1929 season, tallying a total of four First Grade, three Reserve Grade and one Third Grade game during that time. But Leo Joyce was a country boy and that is where he played the majority of his football, particularly in the heady days of Maher Cup football in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s.

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