Western Suburbs First Grade 1970
Back Row: Bill Beaver (Secretary), John Elford, Ken Stonestreet, Rod Smith, Barry Bryant, John Baker, Kevin Timbs, Tim Murphy, John Armstrong, Ron Watson (Coach)
Front Row: Peter Flanders, Roy Ferguson (Captain), Tom Raudonikis, Don Rogers, John Maxwell

In a lacklustre season, Wests only won 6 games and had a draw out of 22 matches. Ron Watson took over as coach and had to rebuild the team. Tony Antunac (Manly) and Ivan Jones (Souths) were good buys and there were debuts from Kevin Timbs, Jeff Neilson, Wayne Merry and Derek Brouwer. Significant losses were Neville Hornery (after a troubled suspension history) to Canterbury and Barry Glasgow to Norths.

Ken Stonestreet showed his durability, only missing one game as he passed the 100-match mark. The leading points-scorer was Peter Flanders with 122 points and newcomer, the flying winger Don Rogers, was the leading try-scorer with twelve.

Tom Raudonikis, predictably, was voted the club ‘Best and Fairest’, and was also runner-up to Graeme Langlands in the Sun-Herald ‘Best and Fairest’ competition.

Jim Cody very deservedly was made a Life Member.


Flying winger Don Rogers was Wests’ leading try scorer with twelve.

S.G Ball Team 1970

Back Row: D Clare (Honorary Secretary), K Bowen (Manager), B Robertson, P Lucas, S Doyle, A McGilvray, P Bowen, D Robertson (Selector), N Hogan (Coach)
Middle Row: G O’Connor, N Clinch, A Bowcock, N Bennett (Captain), K Scarr, P Mullins, R McGrath, M Bayfield
Front Row: K Crawford, J Dixon, N Murphy, P Bowen (Ball Boy), M Walsh, R Eisenhuth, P Eisenhuth
Absent: B Jones (Secretary), B Prosser, J Begnell (Honorary Treasurer), H Burns (President)


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