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


Two New Clubs in 2015

Rugby League in WA is continuing to grow every year, on the field through participation numbers in clubs and schools as well as off the field with NRL TV ratings/general interest in the game.

The WARL are pleased to announce that two new clubs will be entering the junior competition in 2015, the Kwinana Wolves and the Ellenbrook Rabbitohs. The catchment area of these two clubs is quite large and there is great potential for Rugby League growth, we are confident that the majority of age groups will be filled without having much of an effect on our existing clubs.


Please see below WARL Media Release regarding two new clubs that will be entering junior teams into the competition in 2015.

Kwinana and Ellenbrook


Thank you to all players that participated in both trials for the West Coast Pirates SG Ball 2014/15 squad. The talent of the WA players is getting stronger and stronger every year and the coaching staff are excited about the prospects of the 2015 SG Ball season.

  • All selected players must be ready with their training gear at 5.00pm on Monday 6th October 2014 at Curtin University.
  • The Parent information evening will take place at 6.00pm on Monday 13th October 2014 at DSR Building, 246 Vincent St, Leederville.

If you are unable to attend the first session on Monday the 6th October, you MUST email Ryan on

Congratulations to the following players selected in the West Coast Pirates SG Ball Squad:

Alec Campbell
Brandon Wright
Brodie Whitehead
Chase Epiha
Corban Daniels
Damien Darlington
Ed Katu
Ethan Williams
Falcon Peni
George Bates
Jared Spencer
Jayden Toelupe
Jeremy Thwaites
Jona Chase
Kainoa Gudgeon
Kiam Fletcher
Kobe Tuhakaraina
Marcell Kautai
Marcuz Connett
Michael Buck
Payden Porter
Poinga Biddle
Quintin Needham
Sam Hutcheson
Siailoa Faafua
Sonny Kerr
Taiapa Graham
Tamba Lebbie
Troy Heta-Clarke
Wicus Boshoff
Zac Wood