Mike Jones arrival in Perth in 1974 was something of an accident. He and three fellow countrymen were on their way from Wales to New Zealand to play rugby when they met former Perth stalwart Ron Pestana in Malaysia. They came to Perth at his suggestion and never quite managed to leave.
Mike immediately plunged into Perth-Bayswater First Grade, won the Best and Fairest Award in 1974, and captained the First Grade side in 1975 when the club played its first game at Morley Reserve. During 1975 Mike also coached First Grade for half the season following the unfortunate death of coach Hugh Pestana. Mike continued to play First Grade until 1980 but also played other grades, such as Second Grade in the 1977 grand final. Mike has continued playing and coaching, and has the distinction of captaining and coaching every grade in the club at some time. Mike coached third grade to a Premiership in 1995, and coached fifth grade in 2000 and 2001.
Mike was on the Management committee from 1975 to 1985, including a stint as Vice President, and again in 1995. Mike was Vice President in 2001. He has also been active in the Junior Club, coaching Under 12s, and he spent 3 years as Vice President of the Juniors and was Junior rep to WAJRU for 2 years.
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