Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MAGPIES CHRISTMAS RUNOUT!!!


Western Suburbs Magpies Stein Glass and Key Ring
Only $20.00
4 in stock

Western Suburbs Magpies Heritage Plate
Only $20.00
4 in stock

2014 Used Western Suburbs Magpies Player Jerseys, Only $30.00, Only 6 in stock
Players Number 1 – Size Medium,
Players Number 7 – Size Medium,
Players Number 9 – Size Large,
Players Number 16 – Size Large,
Players Number 20 – Size 2 Extra Large,
Players Number 22 – Size Extra Large,


2013 Used Western Suburbs Magpies Player Jerseys – Very slim fitting, Only $18.00, Only 9 in stock
Players Number 1 – Size Medium,
Players Number 7 – Size Medium,
Players Number 6 – Size Small,
Players Number 9 – Size Medium,
Players Number 16 – Size Medium,
Players Number 17 – Size Medium,
Players Number 20 – Size Medium,
Players Number 21 – Size Small,
Players Number 22 – Size Medium,


2014 Western Suburbs Magpies Polo
Wests Tigers Logo on back,
Only $20.00
1 left – Size Small


Western Suburbs Magpies Black Singlets
Wests Tigers Logo on back,
Only $12.00
5 left – Size 3 x Medium & 2 x Large


Western Suburbs Magpies Grey Singlets
Wests Tigers Logo on back,
Only $12.00
2 left – Size 2 x Medium


Western Suburbs Magpies Light Blue T-Shirts
Wests Tigers Logo on back,
Only $12.00
2 left – Size Small & Medium


Western Suburbs Magpies Light Grey T-Shirt
Wests Tigers Logo on back,
Only $12.00
1 left – Size Large

Western Suburbs Magpies Black T-Shirt
Only $12.00
1 left – Size Medium

Western Suburbs Magpies Dark Grey T-Shirt
Only $12.00
1 left – Size Medium

Western Suburbs Magpies Track Pants
Only $20.00
4 left – Size 3 x Small & 1 x Medium

Western Suburbs Magpies Training Shorts
Only $18.00
2 left – Size 2 Extra Large & 3 Extra Large

To place your merchandise order, email admin@westsmagpies.com.au with your request (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include your size if ordering clothing) and we will be in touch to ship your merchandise to you!

Skandalis And Fulton Join Magpie Coaching Ranks

Western Suburbs is delighted to announce the return to the black and white fold of two Magpie greats!

John Skandalis will return to the club to assist our new Ron Massey Cup coach Nathan Waters in preparing the team for the 2015 season. Skando is currently finalising his exact role with the Wests Tigers and will be around the nest assisting Magic to prepare the boys for a mammoth 2015 campaign.

Meanwhile, the last man to captain a Western Suburbs team to a premiership, our 2002 SG Ball skipper Liam Fulton, is returning to assist in coaching the next generation of Wests champions in our junior representative ranks.

He will assist with both our Harold Matthews and SG Ball squads, forming part of a dynamic and young coaching core to be overseen by Leo Epifania.

We welcome Skando and Fults back to the nest, and look forward to some stellar efforts from the Magpies in all four grades in 2015!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Former Magpies Now In Group 6

The Group 6 2015 season is fast approaching and interesting to see some former Magpies players still having a crack in the comp. It continues a long legacy the Wests Magpies leave on the group when they have retired from the magpies or the wests tigers in the NRL. Back in the 90s we saw the likes of Andrew Willis, Damien Kennedy, Cameron Blair, Mitch Newton, Mark Brabek, Willie Newton etc who went onto play many more years in the group 6 competition and to this day we are still seeing the transition.

The Appin Dogs are pleased to announce the signing of Bryce Gibbs for the 2015 season.
Gibbs recently retired from the Cronulla Sharks and formerly played for the West Tigers.
The big forward played 197 NRL and four City v Country Origin games throughout his 12-year career.
His experience will go a long way to help with the development of the Appin Dogs, who only entered the Group 6 first grade competition in 2014.
Gibbs's signing was met with approval by Appin president Robert Dreis.
"Bryce was renowned for his defence and his line speed, which will be an asset in the Group 6 comp and the Appin Dogs," he said.
"We are also hoping to help Bryce get over the line a few more times to add to his four tries he managed to score in the NRL."
Gibbs also joins other former Wests Magpies now at Appin  in Stuart Flanagan & Bart Marsters.




Campbelltown City Kangaroos RLFC has announced the signing of Drew Dalton as their 1st Grade Coach for season 2015.

Dalton was the ‘Roos captain-coach throughout 2011-13, with the club making the finals in all 3 grades during 2013. Dalton remarked, “the playing group was definitely on the rise at the end of 2013. I needed a break from coaching and after the year off, I return refreshed to the task of getting the ‘Roos back up to the standards we were achieving in 2013”.



Kangaroos’ Chairman Brian Brown congratulated Dalton on his return to the Club. “Drew did a great job 2011-13 to build a football club and team from scratch that was competitive in a tough League. He’s clearly the best credentialed coach residing in the Campbelltown- Liverpool area, and with a highly supportive, positive and motivated Board ready to back him and support the players, things are looking up”.

A former Wests Magpies and Parramatta Eels NSW Cup premiership winner, Dalton is still undecided about whether or not to play in 2015. “I’ll start training and see how the body is. If there’s a young bloke who can do a better job, I won’t stand in his way. I’m happy to coach and get the best out of the boys who play for us. Our off- field is important too. New players coming to the club will feel a part of a big family. The Kangaroos will be again a Rugby League community in every sense of the phrase”.

Dalton’s appointment marks the culmination of a number of changes for the City club, with a new Board taking control of the business and administration of the Club. Brown commented that, “we now have a Board with a wide and diverse skill set, business owners, a Solicitor, an Accountant, Rugby League people with the club’s best interests at heart. A lot of good people have returned to the club already”.

A full-time employee with the NRL, Dalton pointed out that City’s players will have the benefit of up-to-date NRL coaching methods, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. “It’s not 1976 anymore. There are smarter and better ways to train and coach Rugby League now. Our players will benefit from that approach”.


THE Moss Vale Dragons Rugby League Football Club is pleased to announce its 2015 coaching staff.
Both the senior and junior clubs are delighted about the appointment of former Western Suburbs, Illawarra, Country Firsts and Seconds and Group 6 representative player Robbie Payne as the Dragons' head coach for next season.
The club is still interviewing applicants for the reserve grade position and expects to make an announcement in the coming weeks.
However, the Dragons are extremely pleased to appoint club stalwarts Paul Maloney as coach and John Clarke as his assistant in the under 18s.
The club hopes to assemble the 2015 player roster around a foundation of locals and the junior club players coming through.
The Dragons are calling on any interested players to make contact with the club or turn up to pre-season training, which will start at 6.45pm at Community Oval on December 2.


Camden secured former magpies front rower Ray Cashmere this year who happened to win the group 6 player of the year and reports say he may be going around for another season.


Mittagong will be weakened by the loss of the Borg Brothers to Camden and Rob Payne to Moss Vale but they have moved on and announced their coaching staff for 2015.
1st grade - Mark Thomas
Reseve grade - Corey Shepherd
Undar 18s - Cameron Arlington


Oakdale  are building for a return to first grade with the announcement of Mark DeUbago as head coach and evergreen Shane Obrien as the reserve grade coach

The oaks srlfc are still without a coach but have signed brayden Goulding to the club. brayden comes across from the Asquith magpies plus have kept the  brassington brothers as well

Narellan have signed on Shane McEnemy as coach , no word yet out of the  Picton & Thirlmere bunkers as yet




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Required - U/17s Development Squad Staff

Western Suburbs Magpies are taking expressions of interest from Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Sports Trainers and Strength and Conditioners for season 2015. A number of positions are still available within our u/17s Development Squad. If you are interested in being part of the Magpies staff for the upcoming season, please complete the application form attached to link...


http://www.westsmagpies.com.au/files/coaching_staff_application.docx


Friday, October 17, 2014

2015 SG Ball and Harold Matthews Squads Confirmed

After junior representative trials held last weekend at Kirkham Park, Camden, Western Suburbs and the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) have completed their player assessments.

The Western Suburbs Magpies and SWSAS invite the following players to take part in the 2015 Harold Matthews train on squad:

Mitchell Miles, Netane Talanoa, Poiti Tuilotolava, Denzel Tavui, Hyrum William Pulotu, Lachlan Natapu, Jonathan Talamaivao, Nick Ricketts, Mark Meafua, Rodney Small, Lachlan Russell, Jay Mitchell, Andrew Ah Lam, Phillip Vatau, Logan Hayden, Ethan McPherson, Rimo Leleai Inu, Jayden Haule, Matthew Dunk, LJ Wright, Tafuna Taumalolo, Alex Potifara, Jeff Ili, Luke Castle, Logan Vrbanic, Ky Smith, Zane Rifai, Sam Rembridge, Travis Cranfield, Shaun Hart, Benjamin petaauuaine seusale, Bryce Ritchie-Manns, Gus Jake Garzaniti, Shondre Lee-Silva, Etuate Toa, Malvern Salu Fuamatu, Ailend Pihema, Christian Urso, Henry Manu, Rua Ngati, Roy Satchi Brown, Ricky-lee Russell, Nathaniel Tiata, Junior Lemalu, Shaun Sauni-Esau, Miracle Lemalu, Henry Lealuga – Puhotau, Nathan Patolo, Bob Faamita, Dee Loapo, Joshua Vaivaka, Billy Ormerod, James Tautaialefua, Michael Chan Check, Salesi Vi, Diamond Chong Nee, William Mapapalangi, Michael Pita, Kobe Chamberlain, Samuel Kimioane, Elijah Peacock, Maurice Faaae, Mason Dawra, Christopher O'Neill, Pat Brown.

The Western Suburbs Magpies  invite the following players to take part in the 2015 SG Ball train on squad:

Lalotoa Mata'afa, Jamen Johnson, Jye Brooker, Harrison Coskerie, Manisela Teuhema, Hayden Smith, Francis Faogali, Christian Poutua, David Wright, Justice Utatao, Ierome Maufu, Joseph Faalavaau, Daniel Roberts, Hunter Tovehi, Hosea Leuea, Netani Masima, Nathan Potts, Samuel Grace, Jackson Willis, Kye Madden, Junior Fainga'a, Elijah Mannah, Hans Ta'ala, Ray Stone, Keriti Tautaiolefua, Nepote Kavapalu, Trent Peoples, Liam Cassidy, PJ Leifi, Samoa Meafua, Kye McBride, Elijah Sulusi, Evander Titie-Anetela, Julius Taavao, Taniela Paseka, Siosaia Mataka, Blake Leaver, Tom Angel, Lenny Sauni, Taufa Kavapalu, Jack Hart, Ryan Leet, Jake Scott, Kyle Bell.

An information session FOR BOTH SQUADS has been scheduled for the last week of October to provide an outline of the program which will commence in the first week of November.

Details of the information session will be confirmed and all players will be informed.

For further information please contact Con Spanos on 9601 2002 or
development@westsmagpies.com.au

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2015 SG Ball Coach Appointed

Western Suburbs today confirmed that Josh White will take charge of the club’s SG Ball team for the 2015 season.

White, who played first grade for the Magpies and Illawarra Steelers, will work with the Magpies’ new Ron Massey Cup coach, Nathan Waters, and General Manager Leo Epifania to groom the next generation of talent for both the Wests Tigers and Western Suburbs Magpies senior teams.

White’s appointment has been confirmed at the same time as coaching appointments for the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) junior representative sides were confirmed, following on from a successful trial day for the Magpies at Kirkham Park, Camden, last Saturday.

Wests’ preliminary squads for both the SG Ball and Harold Matthews competitions will be announced on Friday.

The Magpies welcome Josh back to the nest and look forward to a great 2015 season.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Western Suburbs 2015 Ron Massey Cup Coach Announcement

Western Suburbs is pleased to announce that Nathan Waters has been appointed coach of the Magpies for the 2015 Ron Massey Cup.

Waters played last season in the NSW Cup for the Wests Tigers before a shoulder injury ended his campaign.

Waters is a Wests junior and was part of the 2002 SG Ball premiership winning team, playing alongside several Magpie juniors who went on to the top grade, including Dean Collis, Isaac De Gois Bryce Gibbs, Ryan Hoffman and captain Liam Fulton,

Magpies' General Manager Leo Epifania said Waters would bring a fresh, young outlook to the coaching team and would provide an attractive option for players looking to compete in the Ron Massey Cup. Epifania also said that he will act as a mentor for Waters, whom Epifania believes is the best suited of any player he has had under his guidance to the role of coach.

Waters' appointment coincides with the signing of Wests junior Shannon Gallant for the 2015 season. Gallant has followed Waters through his career as captain, and now as coach.

Wests welcome Nathan to the position of head coach and look forward to a successful 2015 Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield season,


Friday, October 10, 2014

2015 Ron Massey Cup: First New Recruit

The Western Suburbs Magpies' new General Manager, Leo Epifania, is pleased to announce that Magpies junior Shannon Gallant will be returning to Campbelltown for the 2015 Ron Massey Cup season.

Gallant is a Campbelltown City Kangaroos junior who has had stints at the Magpies, Wests Tigers, North Queensland Cowboys, Mackay Cutters, Newtown Jets and the Cabramatta Two Blues.

Gallant is most comfortable at fullback and will add enormous starch to the Wests attack in 2015.

Epifania said he was looking forward to tomorrow's junior representative trials at Camden in efforts to unearth new talent for the Magpies, before getting back to work on Monday to secure more signings for the 2015 season.

STATS

Shannon Gallant
Born 26 February 1986
Height: 172cm
Weight: 77kg

First grade career
2007-09: Wests Tigers - 12 games played, 4 tries, 2 goals, 20 points.
2010: North Queensland Cowboys - 9 games played, 2 tries, 8 points.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NOTICE: WESTS JUNIOR REP TRIALS

Western Suburbs will be holding our junior representative trials at Kirkham Park, Camden, this Saturday from 9am.

PLAYERS MUST ARRIVE 1 HOUR BEFORE KICK OFF AND PROCEED TO REGISTRATION TABLE.

JERSEYS WILL BE PROVIDED BUT PLAYERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN SOCKS AND SHORTS.

STRAPPING WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. ANY PLAYERS IN NEED OF STRAPPING SHOULD MAKE ALTERNATE ARRANGEMENTS.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE TRIAL, PLEASE CONTACT CON SPANOS BY NO LATER THAN 12PM FRIDAY 10TH OF OCTOBER ON 0414 871 433 OR development@westsmagpies.com.au



TEAM LISTS


GRADE: HAROLD MATTHEWS GAME: 1 KICK OFF TIME: 9:00AM

TEAM A: 1 Tyler Andrews, 2 Herman Eli Nonu, 3 Tyler Rullis, 4 John Wardle, 5 Harrison Scott, 6 Ricky-lee Russell, 7 Christian Urso, 8 James Hagger, 9 Oliver Paparo, 10 Jaeman Elfverson, 11 Daniel Piannikov, 12 Jack Watson, 13 Jack Donaldson.
INT: 14 Damon Scocco, 15 Zakk Tanner, 16 Matthew Dunk, 17 Nikolas Savage

TEAM B: 1 Alex Blazevski, 2 Antonio Keedle-Grandeza, 3 Joshua Vaivaka, 4 Joshua Johnson, 5 Ahmed Karroum, 6 Junior Lemalu, 7 Jake Goring Simpson, 8 Andrew Ah Lam, 9 Baden Stewart, 10 Lekendrick Masoe, 11 Montell Tuhi, 12 Adam King, 13 Zane Rifai.
INT: 14 Phillip Vatau, 15 Nicholas Neculman, 16 Mitchell McAlister


GRADE: HAROLD MATTHEWS GAME: 2 KICK OFF TIME: 10:00AM

TEAM C: 1 Christopher O’Neill, 2 Billy Ormerod, 3 Allan Shipley, 4 James Masden, 5 Shaun Hart, 6 Matthew Hardy, 7 Gus Jake Garzaniti, 8 Mitchell Miles, 9 Jayden Haule, 10 Lachlan Whitehouse, 11 Nicholas Ricketts, 12 Brendon McKenzie, 13 Rodney Small.
INT: 14 Kane Mills, 15 Ritchie Kilmister, 16 Lorenzo Maa

TEAM D: 1 Elijah Peacock, 2 Hassan Saleh, 3 Abdul Derbas, 4 Shaun Sauni-Esau, 5 Stephen Stamoudis, 6 Rua Ngati, 7 Matthew Armstrong, 8 Exodus Semeatu, 9 Logan Hayden, 10 Max Morris-Vakepuna, 11 Matofa Alofia, 12 Ky Smith, 13 Sam Rembridge.
INT: 14 Kolin Saukuru, 15 Anthony Jackson, 16 Phillip Vatau


GRADE: HAROLD MATTHEWS GAME: 3 KICK OFF TIME: 11:00AM

TEAM E: 1 Maurice Faaae, 2 Kobe Chamberlain, 3 Braiden Byrne, 4 Rhys Harrington, 5 Nathan Bainy, 6 Jaydin Cochrane, 7 Ryan Delponte, 8 LJ Simi Wright, 9 Ethan McPherson, 10 Netane Talanoa, 11 Logan Vrbanic, 12 Sam Sauni, 13 Bryce Ritchie-Manns.
INT: 14 Jet Williams, 15 Dean Kammel

TEAM F: 1 Grant Kembrey, 2 William Mapapalangi, 3 Mason Dawra, 4 Miracle Lemalu, 5 Diamond Chong Nee, 6 Nathaniel Tiata, 7 Dean Robson, 8 Lachlan Russell, 9 Luke Puckeridge, 10 Poiti Tuilotolava, 11 Ethan Bellamy, 12 Luke Castle, 13 Craig Calvert.
INT: 14 Lydnell Iealaimanua, 15 Beau Mackey, 16 Jay Mitchell


GRADE: HAROLD MATTHEWS GAME: 4 KICK OFF TIME: 12:00PM

TEAM G: 1 Corey Alleaume, 2 Salesi Vi, 3 Dee Loapo, 4 Henry Lealuga – Puhotau, 5 Michael Chan Check, 6 Henry Manu, 7 Malven Sulu Fuamatu, 8 Denzel Tavui, 9 Rimo Leleai Inu, 10 Hyrum William Pulotu, 11 Jeff Ili, 12 Charbel Aoun, 13 Travis Cranfield.
INT: 14 Roy Vasatchi Brown, 15 Shondre Lee-Silva, 16 Lachlan Natapu

TEAM H: TBA


GRADE: SG BALL GAME: 1 KICK OFF TIME: 1:00PM

TEAM A: 1 Ricky Kocis, 2 Shayne Miller, 3 Brenden Martin, 4 Irome Mafua, 5 Dallas , reico, 6 Mark Critchley, 7 Netane Masima, 8 Dean Leatham, 9 Bailey Wilson, 10 Bryce Shaw, 11 Nathan Pita, 12 Danny Bouquet, 13 Jacob Saffrett.
INT: 14 Sione Taufa Vaki, 15 Nathan O’Reilly, 16 Brendon Barlow, 17 Senio Toa

TEAM B: 1 Joshua Reader, 2 Callum Clyburn, 3 Joseph Wright, 4 Jordan McKenzie, 5 Joel , eis, 6 Kyren Jacob, 7 Jackson Willis, 8 Beau Sciberras, 9 Lachlan Maclean, 10 Sheldon McCarthy, 11 Brayden McMonigal, 12 Haydeb Lucas, 13 Baylee Ty Smith.
INT: 14 Harley Davies, 15 Riley McGladdery, 16 Mark Gorrie, 17 Tim Crawford.


GRADE: SG BALL GAME: 2 KICK OFF TIME: 2:00PM

TEAM C: 1 Elijah Sa, 2 Zac Comer, 3 Cody Benson, 4 Rhys Donovan, 5 Charlie , linger, 6 Jayden Lonergan, 7 Ricardo Rahme, 8 Aidan Harrington, 9 Josh Rooke, 10 Brock Bentley, 11 William Wardle, 12 Tre Skandalis, 13 Greg Bentham.
INT: 14 Jaydon Sienkiewicz, 15 Lane Sheen, 16 Lio Feiloakitohi

TEAM D: 1 Julio Laupola, 2 Aidan McDowell, 3 Joseph Faalavaau, 4 Juwon Faumui, 5 Lachlan Miller, 6 Hunter Tovehi, 7 Nathan Potts, 8 Kaio Lopesi, 9 Jake Scott, 10 Junior Wright, 11 Raka Maara-Metua Poaru, 12 Kye McBride, 13 Salesi Junior Faingaa.
INT: 14 Samuel Grace, 15 PJ Leifi, 16 Elijah Mannah, 17 Little Bay Maurangi


GRADE: SG BALL GAME: 3 KICK OFF TIME: 3:00PM

TEAM E: 1 Jye Brooker, 2 Phillip Kerin, 3 Elijah Nasilasila, 4 Peter Smith, 5 TBA, 6 Bradley Cincotta, 7 Jye Antonelli, 8 Daniel Mati Leifi, 9 Kyle Bell, 10 Jack Hart, 11 Elijah Hunt, 12 Kayne Kalache, 13 Ayden Carling.
INT: 14 Misi Taefu, 15 Kade Sampson, 16 Curtis Kenny

TEAM F: TBA

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Junior Rep Trials: Ten Days To Go

Western Suburbs Magpies Rugby League Football Club invite residents and supporters of the mighty magpies to come along and cheer on our future stars.

The magpies are holding trials for our 2015 Harold Matthews Cup, (U/16s) and our S G Ball Cup, (U/18s). Both teams will be representing the mighty magpies in the New South Wales Rugby League Junior Representative Competition. Over 150 players have applied to trial. Further to this trials are also being held for the 2015 South Western Sydney Academy of Sport Harold Matthews Cup, (U/16’s).

Trials are being held at Kirkham Park, Elderslie, home of the Camden Rams. Numerous games are being held on the day. Games commence at 9am on Saturday 11 October. If you want to see future stars and great football then the magpies would love to see you at the ground.

It is an exciting time for the Western Suburbs Magpies. The magpies will be fielding two teams in the junior reps, an open age Sydney Shield team and an open age Ron Massey Cup team. Four teams will be representing the people of the Macarthur region in 2015 and beyond.

We are privileged to have a pathway with the Wests Tigers and Wests Tigers officials will be active in spotting talent from the Magpies ranks. The Western Suburbs Magpies have huge plans for the Macarthur/Liverpool region and would love for the region to get behind this great foundation club, established in 1908.

Any further enquiries please contact our newly appointed Development Officer, Con SPANOS, email address: development@westsmagpies.com.au

We also have excellent packages for sponsorship of our great club. Sponsorship includes exposure to our community. Your company or group of individuals can become main sponsors, sleeve sponsors and shorts sponsors. For information on sponsorship contact Bob Cairns on 0414 946 330.

We would also like to grow our membership base in the Macarthur area. Membership comes with great incentives, including free game day admission, advertising and discounts on Magpies merchandise. For further information please contact the Wests Magpies office on 9601 2002.

We as a club would love to see all of our great community on this day. Let’s support this foundation club and hopefully you can spot a star of the future.