Kymberlie Shepherd
Memorial Service

Time: 5pm
Date: Friday 24th October
Location: South Perth RLC, Manning Rd, Karawara
Dress: Wear something BRIGHT to reflect Kym’s beautiful bubbly personality.

Funeral details to be released soon.


21st October 2014

WARL and X-Blades Partnership

The WA Rugby League is pleased to announce X-Blades as their official football boots supplier for season 2015. WARL Representative Teams including the SG Ball and Academy West Coast Pirates and WA State Juniors will be fitted out in X-Blades football boots, some of the best on-field footwear currently on the market.

WARL members, supporters, players and associations will also be offered discounts that can be purchased through the WARL online shop for the 2015 Rugby League season.

X-Blades are an extremely reputable Australian brand now with International distribution, and have been recognised for numerous accolades including Australian Design Award Winners and Australian Business Award Winners for Innovation.

WARL CEO John Sackson is excited about the partnership with X-Blades.

“We are delighted to welcome the highly respected Blades brand to the WARL family of sponsors & partners. Rugby League is growing significantly in WA and we are honoured that Blades have chosen to align with our code to further develop their growing brand on this side of the country”.

“Blades is one of the leading footwear suppliers to some of the biggest clubs in the NRL and exclusively to some of the best players in the game, so we are now very excited that Blades has committed to support  Rugby League development at a grass roots level in WA”.

The X-Blades Genius range is available in women’s and men’s and is currently on sale to WARL members and supporters at only $80 including free shipping and a free boot bag, see attached flyer for further details. Be quick, this deal is available for 2 WEEKS ONLY!!! Call or email the WARL at 08 9228 9275 or to secure this offer.

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WARL and X-Blades Media Release

The Kym Shepherd Tribute Fundraiser has been set up via the link below, lets support Wayde and his new baby boy Kyden. Any donations, great or small will go along way for the family.

Thanks for your support.


On behalf of everyone at the WA Rugby League, our deepest condolences go out to our WARL family member Wayde Kelly.

The absolutely devastating loss of his beautiful fiancé Kymberlie Shepherd whilst giving birth to the first child has shocked us all.

Kym was a truly incredible person that everybody loved and adored, the world is less a place without her in it.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wayde, and the Kelly and Shepherd families during this tragic time.

We know that Kym will be watching over their beautiful Baby Boy Kyden Thomas Bede Kelly.

Rest in Peace Kymmy.


By Dick Pastfield

Kimberley RLThe Kimberley Rugby League Association recently held its presentation night marking its fourth year of competition in Kununurra.  Though limited by a small population and large distances between towns the two team association was able to play twelve competition games including a Grand Final and three representative games including the annual game against the Broome Luggers for the Kimberley Cup.  The Broome game is probably one of the longest road trips undertaken by teams with over 2000 kilometres return travelled in a weekend for a game.

The night saw the Grand Final winning team Kununurra Thunder received its premiership medallions and the following players from their respective teams receive awards –


Association Awards

Overall Best & Fairest: Callum Patterson

Player of the Final: John Booth

Eagle of 2014: Matt Young

Rookie of the year: Thompson Cross

Players Player: Ngatoki John

Highest Point scorer: John Booth Coaches Award: Matt Lipscombe Club Person: Kate Cooke (pictured below)Kimberley RL


Kununurra Thunder

Best & Fairest: Adam Guest Best Back: Evan Stoddart

Best Forward: James Kenny


Ord River Bulls

Best & Fairest: Ngatoki John

Best Back: Callum Patterson Best Forward: Harry Prior