Avalon Bulldogs JRLFC

History

The Early Years

The Avalon Bulldogs Junior Rugby League Club commenced in the Manly Warringah District Junior Rugby League in 1962.

Our first premiership win was in 1965 by our youngest team, the under 9's. Our Club was awarded the Pop Hall Trophy for the "Best Club" in Manly Warringah JRL in 1982, 1983, 1988, 1994 and 1999.

From a Doggie to the NRL

One of our own, Sam Verrills, made his NRL debut in round 6 of the 2019 NRL season for the Sydney Roosters against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park.[2] In his debut year, Verrills played his first grand final at ANZ Stadium with the Sydney Roosters and won his first premiership. The match was contested between defending premiers the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders. Verrills scored the opening try after 6 minutes and the match was eventually won by Sydney Roosters. In December of 2020 Verrills signed a contract extension keeping him at the Sydney Roosters until the end of 2024.

Sam Verrills

Presidents

2018 - Current

Anthony Collins

2017

John Davis

2012 - 2016

Michael Birtwistle

2007 - 2011

Glenn Farrell

2006 - 2007

Rod Bailey

2001 - 2005

Bryan Iliffe

1999 - 2000

Maryane Cuss

1996 - 1998

Brian Friend

1992 - 1995

Richard Harris

1990 - 1991

Paul Wright

1986 - 1989

Paul Collins

1983 - 1985

Tom Gilbert

1982

Lionell Skews

1977 - 1981

Tom Gilbert

1968-1976

Les Retchless

1962 - 1967

Cliff Fenwick

 

 

Life Members

2021

Samantha Baum

2018 With Honours

Brian Friend

2017

Matthew Eding

2017

Jeff Loadsman

2016 With Honours

Paul Collins

2015

Glenn Farrell

2015

Lisa Matthews

2008

Annie Misdale

2007

Bryan Iliffe

2001

Richard Harris

2000

Maryane Cuss

1986

Brian Friend

1985

Barry Langham

1984

Paul Collins

1984

Tom Gilbert

1981

Gordon O'Donnell