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R.I.P. Kangaroos league legend, Bernie ‘Poppa’ Evans

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Campbelltown City Kangaroos legend, Bernie ‘Poppa’ Evans OAM, has died at the age of 96.

In sad rugby league news, Campbelltown City Kangaroos have announced the passing of probably their greatest ever member, Bernie ‘Poppa’ Evans OAM, aged 96.

A WWII veteran, ‘Poppa’ commenced playing with the Campbelltown Kangaroos in 1952.

He had been involved with the club, in some capacity ever since that day.

After retiring from playing, Poppa performed many other roles throughout the club, whether that be marking lines at the old Orana Park, helping out on game day or maintaining meticulous records of the club’s past.

Poppa Evans was a Life Member of the City club, Wests Leagues Club (Campbelltown), and in 1981 was awarded Group 6’s highest accolade for a volunteer- the Jim ‘Doc’ McLean Medal.

Poppa was awarded by the Wests Junior League for his lifelong dedication to Rugby League. Poppa also received an Order of Australia Medal for his dedication to the sport.

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The Moss Vale women’s rugby league team is seeking opponents.

In other Group Six news, its newest team is looking for teams to play against in the 2015 Women’s League Tag competition.

Moss Vale Dragons are the first Group 6 CRL Senior Club to announce they have a ladies team training and looking for a Group 6 competition this season.

While the club is building up their First Grade squad, despite the rumours, and critics, Moss Vale Dragons are sticking to the business of putting teams on the field and the ladies are training as hard as the boys and ready to play.

 

 

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