Warren Westaway is almost certainly the holder of the record for most first grade games played in the history of the club, playing an estimated 400 first grade games – a massive contribution to the club on the field.
Warren started playing with the club as a 16 year old in 1957 and in the following five years played all grades in the club — sometimes all on the same day! In 1958 Warren was selected for WA Colts. He graduated to the senior rep team in 1960 for the Southern States Carnival in Adelaide and in 1961 played for Western Australia against the Wallabies.
He spent three years in New Zealand and England before returning to Perth to play first grade from 1965 to 1984. He captained first grade from 1967 to 1971 and was captain/coach in 1972 and 1973. He continued to represent Western Australia from 1965 to 1972, playing against the British Lions in 1965, the All Blacks in 1967, the Springboks in 1971 and France in 1972.
From 1985 to 1994 Warren added his experience to the lower grades and continues to play for WA Old Golds, the Golden Oldies team for ex-state players.
Warren’s contribution on the administrative side is equally valuable. He served on the Management Committee from 1966 to 1982, including four years as Secretary from 1967 to 1970, and culminating in a year as President in 1983. Highlights of Warren’s committee service include involvement in building and installing electricity in the new club rooms at Morley, and the erection of poles, wiring and floodlights at Morley Reserve.
Warren’s service was recognised with a Life Membership in 1973.
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