West Harbour R.F.C. was founded in 1900 as Western Suburbs D.R.U.F.C. with Stan Wickham – who could play five-eighth or centre with distinction – as foundation captain. The club originally fielded only two grade teams but still won the Sydney Premiership at its third attempt in 1902. Since then the club has won one other championship – in 1929 – when the great Sid King was among the players in our firsts.
Western Suburbs grew from a club originally known as Burwood that played in the Sydney competition before the electoral system began. The club had to change its name to Western Suburbs to satisfy municipal aldermen when it sought a lease on St Lukes Oval, later Concord Oval. Ward and Wheat Prentice followed Wickham, the club’s first international when he played against Great Britain and New Zealand between 1903 and 1905, into Test rugby. READ MORE….
The Original Grandstand
The Original Gates to Concord Oval (1900)
Concord Oval from the air
To view past and present West Harbour Rugby Players who have achieved representative honours, click Here – Honour Board
1900 – Maroon and white was registered but never used as clashed with Glebe who were maroon.
1900-1907 Pale blue and white to replace the maroon to represent Parramatta. Pale blue and white was and still are Parramatta Council’s official colours.
1908-1909 Green. No-one knows why but the president’s name was Green and the secretary’s was Ireland.
1910-1914 Reverted to pale blue and white
1915-1919 The club was in abeyance due to the suspension of club Rugby during World War I.
1920-1994 Black and white. This was to copy Western Suburbs League as league was now entrenched in Sydney at the expense of Rugby.
1995-present Black, white and red. The red was added to show the original maroon and to denote Drummoyne which is the renamed old Glebe-Balmain club.
To view the 2017 Club Awards and awards from previous years, click Here – Season Awards
West Harbour Womens Team
West Harbour Womens Team
Womens Rugby forms an important part of our development pathway programs at West Harbour.
Our professional staff and programs prepare the West Harbour women physically, skilfully and mentally with off season development programs, best practice medical programs and sports science monitoring.
We currently have a strong sevens program, and we are looking to cement this to 15 a side squad by 2019. The West Harbour womens team is a mix of junior representative players and new players. Our sevens program generally commences in September, and the women compete in various 7s tournaments across NSW such as Central Coast 7s.
Head Sevens Coach – Peri Maika – 0451 066 696
Womens Sevens Coach – Rob Kahui – 0456 966 342
Assistant Coach – Karen Clayton – 0434 366 994
Manager – Levini Tuipulotu – 0457 524 956
West Harbour invite and welcome any interested and keen women to be come along and be a part of a great club and this program. For more information please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com