2012 marks 10 years since the last Western Suburbs magpies premiership in any competition - senior or junior - the 2002 SG Ball team.
Below is a list of results and the squad
2002 SG BALL (U18's) - PREMIERS!
Isaac DE GOIS
Rnd 1 - Sat 9 March 2002 - Balmain 34 Defeated Wests 22 - Leichhardt Oval
Rnd 2 - Sat 16 March 2002 - Wests 29 Defeated Bulldogs 24 - Campbelltown Stadium
Rnd 3 - Sat 23 March 2002 - Wests 26 Defeated Canberra 16 - Campbelltown Stadium
Rnd 4 - Sat 30 March 2002 - Wests 36 Defeated Roosters 16 - Campbelltown Stadium
Rnd 5 - Sat 6 April 2002 - Wests 22 Defeated Parramatta 20 - Parramatta Stadium
Rnd 6 - Sat 13 April 2002 - Wests 45 Defeated Souths 22 - Redfern Oval
Quarter Finals - 20-21 April 2002 - Wests 48 Defeated Canberra 26
Semi Finals - 27-28 April 2002- Wests 42 Defeated Sharks 26
Final - 4 May 2002 - Wests Magpies 18 defeated Parramatta Eels 16 - Kogarah Oval
Some of the players later played Jersey Flegg (u20) that season and a handful managed to played in the 1st Division (these days the NSW Cup) as well.
Of course, many of the players in that 2002 SG Ball squad have gone onto play at the elite NRL level with Campbelltown junior, Ryan Hoffman going on to gain NSW and Australian rep honours.
The coach of the side was Peter Gentle who until recently was Wests Tigers assistant coach before heading off to coach in the English Super League. Also on the coaching staff is a magpie favourite, Ciriaco "Cherry" Mescia who was the strength/conditioning coach and later held similar roles at Wests Tigers & Sydney Roosters.