The Kymberlie Shepherd Benefit Night was held last night (Thursday 27th) at Gloucester Park.

It was an absolutely sensational night with Adrian Barich hosting (and Sully’s sideline commentary). Damian Martin, Stacey Rosman and Alan Tongue told some great stories about their careers and Peter Rowsthorn had the crowd in stitches. Dr Michael Gannon also gave some insight into the condition that took beautiful Kymmy’s life.

Wayde Kelly also spoke courageously and passionately about his beloved Kymmy, he is an extremely brave man, it was great to see him and Kymmy’s parents attend the Benefit Night. We know Wayde is very thankful for the support he has received.

A huge THANK YOU must go out to every single person involved, there was so many fantastic auction/raffle items donated, and on the night so much generosity from people in the room (and those bidding online at home).

Over 30,000 was raised on the night. A tremendous effort by everyone, this will go along way to support Wayde in his endeavours raising Kyden.

AB and Wayde Peter Rowsthorn Damian Martin, Stacey Rosman, AB

The 2014 WARL Past Players and Supporters re-union day was held at the Fremantle Roosters clubrooms and was a huge success.

There was over 150 people in attendance that enjoyed the day and caught up with old friends. They celebrated the 1976 Fremantle Roosters commemorative side, as well as a 50 year anniversary of Applecross winning their first ever A grade premiership, and finally the induction of Peter Cumins and Mark Williams into the Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to all award recipients, and thank you to the Past Players and Supporters Association along with the Fremantle Roosters for hosting a terrific event.

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2014 HOF - M Williams & P Cumins

Hall Of Fame inductees Mark Williams and Peter Cumins

Fremantle 1976 First Grade Premiership side

1976 Fremantle Roosters 1st Grade Premiership team

Applecross 1964 Premiership side

Applecross 1964 1st Grade Premiership team


Flyer - Special Guests

Don’t miss the great event for a wonderful cause. Call the WARL office now on 08 9228 9275 to secure your ticket by Thursday 20th November.

Adrian Barich

Adrian Barich

The Kymberlie Shepherd Benefit Night on Thursday 27th November at Gloucester Park is receiving more and more interest with the announcement of some special guests with many more still to be revealed.

Adrian Barich will be the MC for the Kymberlie Shepherd Benefit Night. Barich, the former West Coast Eagle and Western Red heard about this tragic story and wanted to get involved to assist. He is currently a sports presenter on channel 7 and hosts 94.5FM Dead Set Legends.

Alan Tongue

Alan Tongue

Former NRL player with the Canberra Raiders Alan Tongue has also been included in the line up as a special guest on the night. Tongue played over 200 matches for the Raiders as well as representing Country Origin and The Australian Prime Ministers XIII.


Comedian Peter Rowsthorn has already committed to perform on the night. Peter is one of Australia’s most recognised actor/comedians, most notably for his performances on Kath and Kim.

Peter Rowsthorn

Peter Rowsthorn


Other guests on the night include:

Experienced Auctioneer Sam Dawson will host the Live auction on the night, there are some terrific items up for grabs. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in the online/silent auctions too.

There will also be live music on the night from talented entertainer Tony Munnings as well as a live band to finish off the night.

Many more special guests will be announced soon!!!


At only $100 each, TICKETS are selling fast, don’t miss out on this wonderful event to help support Kymberlies fiancé Wayde and son Kyden.

Contact the WARL to purchase your tickets – 08 9228 9275 or


For further details see the attached link below:

Kymberlie Shepherd Benefit Night Flyer 7.11.14

In only its fourth year the Kimberley Rugby League Association picked up the ‘Club of the Year award at the East Kimberley Sports Awards on October 31st.  A total of six awards were given on the night with the KRL having three finalists in various categories.  Aside from the club nomination Association President Matt Young and Referee Dallas Anderson were also finalists in their respective categories of Volunteer and Official of the year.

The selection committee were particularly impressed with the KRL’s efforts to spread the sport of Rugby League across the Kimberley with its representative team the East Kimberley Eagles and the Kimberley Crocs initiative that is looking to promote games between the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA.

Ex West Coast Eagles and Channel 7 presenter Adrian Barich was the speaker for the night and entertained the crowd with anecdotes from his sporting past, in particular his transition from Aussie Rules to Rugby League when he joined the Western Reds in 1995.

East Kimberley Sports Awards

Caption: Adrian Barich (Left) and some of the Kimberley Rugby league players and officials show off their trophy.