BLACK and white was the theme of the night as Western Suburbs Magpies celebrated 25 years in Campbelltown at a gala dinner at Wests League Club on Friday.
More than 230 former players, officials, family, friends and supporter attended.
A special guest was Magpies fullback Wayne Smith, who was inducted into
Wests Hall Of Fame with the late Clarrie Prentice and Frank Stanmore.
Players unveiled as apart of the commemorative best of '25 Years in
Campbelltown' included Andrew Farrar, David Gillespie, Jason Taylor,
Darren Willis, Steve Georgallis, John Skandalis and Robbie Farah. Former
Magpie Brett Hodgson sent a video thank you message from the UK while
Magpies junior Bryce Gibbs also sent a message.
players at the dinner included Leo Epifania, Bruce Clark, Jason Williams
Andrew Leeds, Cherry Mescia, Ian Schubert, Mick Liubinskas, Noel Kelly
and John Hayes.
Current Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens was named coach of the commemorative team.
Campbelltown Council presented the Magpies with a plaque which will
take pride inside the tunnel at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
There were several highlights of the night. Club stalwart Rick Wayde
interviewed players who reflected on playing at Campbelltown.
There was an emotional video tribute to the late Keith Holman and a volunteer award was presented to Jeff Applitt.
Rick Wayde interviews former Magpie Jason Taylor. Picture: MURRAY WILSON PHOTOGRAPHICS