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 r.gundry@hotmail.com

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


Pilbara TrialThree aspiring Rugby League Players from the Pilbara are in Perth to trial for the West Coast Pirates SG Ball team. Thanks to Matt Toohey from ISS Facility Services for their generosity in sponsoring the players to come down to Perth for the weekend to show the Pirates coaching staff what the Pilbara boys are made of. Troy Heta-Clarke, Broderick Cowen and Isaiah Chase will take the field on Saturday morning at 10am at Curtin stadium in a bid to be a part of the Pirates squad that participate in the NSW Rugby League SG Ball Cup competition.

The guys chatted to warugbyleague.com.au today as they arrived into Perth.

Troy was delighted “I think this is the first opportunity like this for Pilbara players, we’re very excited”.

Broderick is looking forward to chancing his arm against the Perth based players “It’s great to come to Perth and give it a go in the SG Ball trials”.

Isaiah was extremely thankful to be here “Thanks to Matt from ISS for giving us this great opportunity”.

ISSThere are 43 players still in the hunt for a spot in the 2014/15 squad and no one will leave anything on the paddock tomorrow.

This is a great experience for the boys to be in Perth and be a part of this trial, even though people may live away from Perth, there are still opportunities to trial for the WA based teams. We hope to have some Pilbara players trial for the State teams again in 2015. Thank you to the Pilbara RL and everyone involved in looking after the guys while they are in Perth.

Good luck to all players participating in the trials tomorrow.

Congratulations to John Moore, the recipient of one of three NRL Lifetime Achievement Awards for his amazing dedication to Rugby League.

John Moore has been a force in Western Australian Rugby League since arriving in the state in 1969.  For around 40 years, John has been actively involved as a referee in junior competition matches, and is still refereeing today. Now aged 71, John has received many accolades during his time in Rugby League, including an induction into the West Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame for his contributions to refereeing.

A great man on and off the field! Well done John, Rugby League is extremely lucky to have you.

John Moore Lifetime Achievement Award

WARL Referee Awards 2014

The Referees of the WA Rugby League capped off a terrific season with their Presentations on Sunday 21st September 2014.

The standard of refereeing in WA is continuing to grow and we look forward to another great season in 2015. It is by far the toughest job in Rugby League and we respect and value and thank each and every referees for their contribution towards our great game in WA.

Congratulations to the following Award winners:

Best First Year Junior – Mitchell Pontkos

Most Improved Junior – Harrison Sanders

Encouragement Award – Reif Saunders

Best Junior – Jordon Owen-Turner

Best First Year Senior – Jason Pike.

Most Improved Senior – Ben Solomon

Referee’s Referee – Martin Weekes

Life Membership – Liam Noonan

Ron Hudson Medal – John Moore


Jeff Wenman and Reif Saunders

Martin Weekes

Martin Weekes and Joe Makdessi

Liam Noonan

Liam Noonan and Tom Waller


Jordan Owen-Turner and Murray Newham

John Moore

Martin Weekes, Reif Saunders and John Moore

Jason Pike

Jason Pike and John Moore

Harrison Sanders

Tom Waller with Harrison Sanders

Ben Soloman

Ben Soloman and Liam Noonan

The West Coast Pirates Academy selection team would like to invite the below players to the closed two week trial for the West Coast Pirates Academy 2014/15.

The trial period begins on the Monday 13th October 2014 and will finish with the selection game on Saturday the 25th October. The squad will be reduced after this trial period, then training takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening and every other Saturday. Attendance will be required for both Saturdays during the 2 week trial period.

An information evening will be held prior to the trial period where the majority of the details about the program will be explained and there will be an opportunity to meet the coaching staff and ask any questions afterwards. The meeting will take place at the Department of Sport and Recreation at a 6.30pm sharp on Friday 10th October. The address is 246 Vincent Street, Leederville.

Please confirm attendance or non-attendance for this meeting. If you have any other urgent questions about the Pirates Academy do not hesitate to contact me at either eeaster@nrl.com.au or 9228 9275.

Congratulations to the following players on being selected to trial for the West Coast Pirates Academy.

UNDER 15’s TRIALIST                                                    

Adam Thompson
Ashlea Tunbridge
Cade Patrick
Callum Botica
Christian Smith
Conner Sattler
Ethan Gourgaud
Hayden Hewat- Lawrence
Jacob Thomas
Jordan Fletcher
Jordan Stephens
Josh Bransby
Kahan Joyce – Vaughan
Moses Mariri
Nika Morehu
Rahkeem Tuuta – Edwards
Sam Clarke
Shaun White
Timothy Stinson
Torran Thomas
Wilson Wai
Wirihana Huriwai
Zantanamaud Pomare-Tutagalevao


Aidan Carstairs
Alex Harmer
Bowman Stein
Chris Bowles
Jackson Topine
Jaidyn Elliot
Jared Utia
Jaylen Tuapola
Jetsadakorn Ngamkabuan
Juan Ryan
Kade McDonald
Leevai Sutton
Michael Brown
Michael Collins-Davis
Reuban Pai
Terence Marama-Nepe
Tom Reid
Trent Manihera –Paul
Tyler Hunt
Tyler Nicholson
Xavier Vettori- Lum