GRAHAM WHITNEY

GRAHAM WHITNEY

 

Graham started his rugby career in the club’s colts from 1966 to ’69, playing in the State Under 19s at the same time, and captaining the state team in 1968 and ’69. Graham graduated to first grade as fullback in 1968 but switched to openside flanker for the premiership winning team of 1969. Graham played first grade until 1982, playing at number eight and lock. He coached first grade in 1982 and after a year off coached 2nd grade in 1984 and ’85. Graham dusted off his boots to play lock for the 1990 premiership second grade team and again for the 1995 premiership third grade team. He continues to play with that select band of intrepid senior statesmen in the Wanderers Golden Oldies club. He managed the colts in 1993 and 1999 and second grade in 1996. .

On the committee front, Graham was club delegate to the WARU council from 1968 to 1975 and sat on the club’s management committee from 1973 to 1978. In 1979 Graham took on the onerous role of club secretary and stepped up to the top rung as club president in 1980 and ’81. Graham returned for a second stint on the committee from 1984 to 1990. Graham’s dedication and immense contribution both on and off the field was recognised with a life membership in 1988.

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GRAHAM WHITNEY

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