TWO MORE INDUCTEES INTO BALMAIN HALL OF FAME

TWO MORE INDUCTEES INTO BALMAIN HALL OF FAME
By Wayne Cousins
30/06/2011 9:35:47 PM

The inaugural Tigers Ball held at Sydney Hilton tonight has seen Leo Nosworthy and Mark O’Neill inducted into the Balmain Tigers Hall of Fame.

Induction into the Hall of Fame is the Balmain Tigers highest individual playing honours. More than 400 people attended the Tigers Ball where past and present players joined officials, sponsors and supporters for a gala evening.

Nosworthy played in Balmain’s 1948 grand final team and later coached Balmain to the 1969 premiership in his first season as first grade coach.

O’Neill played 223 premiership matches from 1994-2005 for Balmain Tigers and Wests Tigers. He was a member of the 2005 premiership winning Wests Tigers team.

“All I ever wanted to do growing up was to play for Balmain Tigers,” O’Neill said.

“This is a tremendous honour.”

Balmain Tigers Chairman David Trodden said both exemplify the spirit of the Tigers.

“Their names are synonymous with qualities of sportsmanship, courage, integrity and skill which are deeply ingrained within the spirit of the Club,’’ Trodden said.

Leo Nosworthy
Junior Football: Balmain Shamrocks
Club: Balmain
Position: Centre/Five-eighth
Premiership Career 1948-52: Played 64. Tries 27, Points 81
Coached Balmain to the 1969 premiership in his first season as first grade coach.
Coached Balmain 1969-73
Played in Balmain’s 1948 grand final team

Mark O’Neill
Junior Football: North Ryde/St Patrick’s Dundas
Clubs: Balmain, Wests Tigers
Position: Second Row
Premiership Career 1994-2005: Played 223, Tries 21, Points 84
Balmain 1994-99: Played 102, Tries 10, Points 40
Wests Tigers 2000-05: Played 121, Tries 11, Points 44.
Played in Wests Tigers’ grand final-winning team of 2005
Captained Wests Tigers in 19 games 2002-05
Represented City, NSW and Australian Under-19s 1994

Balmain Tigers Hall of Fame Inductees
Keith Barnes
Harry Bath
Arthur Beetson
William Bischoff
Bob Boland
David Bolton
Tom Bourke
Tim Brasher
David Brooks
Larry Corowa
Jim Craig
Bob Craig
John Davidson
Fred De Belin
Pat Devery
Ben Elias
Laurie Fagan
Charles Fraser
Sid Goodwin
Arthur Halloway
Jack Hampstead
Kerry Hemsley
Garry Jack
Joe Jorgenson
Len Killeen
Reg Latta
Garry Leo
Bob Mara
Bill Marsh
Leo Nosworthy
Mark o’Neill
Keith Outten
Arthur Patton
Wayne Pearce
Stan Ponchard
Neil Pringle
Peter Provan
Steve Roach
Jack Robinson
Norman Robinson
Trevor Ryan
Sid Ryan
Paul Sironen
John Spencer Jnr
Jack Spencer Jnr
Geoff Starling
Neil Whittaker

Awesome news… Buckets is the first Wests Tigers player to be inducted!

And deservedly So, A great servant of the club.

I was so happy for him to end of his career in 2005 with a GF win.

congrats to both persons being inducted.
a tremendous honour and acknowledgement for your contribution.

one question, Sid Goodwin, is he any relation to Ted Goodwin?

What about Olsen Filipina?

@westTAHger:

congrats to both persons being inducted.
a tremendous honour and acknowledgement for your contribution.

one question, Sid Goodwin, is he any relation to Ted Goodwin?

No relation mate

How did Whittaker make the Hall of Fame?

@Gary Bakerloo:

How did Whittaker make the Hall of Fame?

Id say its for service to the club as a player and administrator….it couldnt be his playing ability only

if whittaker is in the balmain hall of fame why is kevin humphries not there played fo the tigers took over as sec to the football club from mal fallon about 1965 ,he was there when we won the comp1969,then took over as sec/ man from latcham robinson at balmain leages club ,then took over from buckley as nsw and australian r/l ,start the mid week comp amco cup with the queensland senator ron mac start state of oragin 4 tackle rule and so many other things for the better of rugby league .PLEASE GIVE HIM THE PLACE HE HAS WORKED FOR AND DESERVES

:bash if whittaker is in the balmain hall of fame why is kevin humphries not there played fo the tigers took over as sec to the football club from mal fallon about 1965 ,he was there when we won the comp1969,then took over as sec/ man from latcham robinson at balmain leages club ,then took over from buckley as nsw and australian r/l ,start the mid week comp amco cup with the queensland senator ron mac start state of oragin 4 tackle rule and so many other things for the better of rugby league .PLEASE GIVE HIM THE PLACE HE HAS WORKED FOR AND DESERVES :bash :bash :dead :brick:

@spearby:

:bash if whittaker is in the balmain hall of fame why is kevin Humphreys not there played fo the tigers took over as sec to the football club from mal fallon about 1965 ,he was there when we won the comp1969,then took over as sec/ man from latcham robinson at balmain leages club ,then took over from buckley as nsw and australian r/l ,start the mid week comp amco cup with the queensland senator ron mac start state of oragin 4 tackle rule and so many other things for the better of rugby league .PLEASE GIVE HIM THE PLACE HE HAS WORKED FOR AND DESERVES :bash :bash :dead :brick:

Sounds a good case. I am sure the football club can overlook the fact he stole from the leagues club. No biggy.

Wow, that was interesting.

I just provided the reason why Kevin Humphreys would not be in the Hall of Fame and the post was removed. He was involved in malpractice with Balmain Leagues and was proven as part of a Royal Commission in 1983. Not an accusation, it is fact, but yet it was removed. Very interesting….

http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/scandal-ended-league-visionarys-career-20100503-u3nx.html

Yes, I did not think Whittacker was remembered for his playing ability.

@Tiger Watto:

Awesome news… Buckets is the first Wests Tigers player to be inducted!

I wonder if someone like John Skandallis or Bret Hodgson can still qualify even though they started as Magpies before coming Tigers ???

They would be part of the Western Suburbs Hall of Fame which I understand Wests Tigers is also involved.

Eventually we will have a Wests Tigers Hall of Fame.

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