a Backward Step: The Story of St Marys
Rugby League Club is unique in the annals of Australian
From humble beginnings dating back to the birth of the code in 1908,
across a century of endeavour St Marys Rugby League has overcome
adversity, social change and financial hardship to become the junior
rugby league powerhouse that it is today—the largest Junior
Rugby League in the world.
The story of St Marys Rugby League has been one hundred years in
the making—the Depression and War Years when the proud ‘Green
and Whites’ almost didn’t survive; the 1950s, when the
Club purchased and developed its own playing fields; the great success
of the 1960s; the move into Second Division and Metropolitan Cup
competitions; the opening of the Leagues Club in the 1980s and the
growth of rugby league in the St Marys district that continues today.
Written by accomplished author Alan Whiticker (The Encyclopedia
of Rugby Players, ‘The History of Rugby League Clubs and 100
Years of Rugby League) Never a Backward Step: The
Story of St Marys Rugby League Club marks the Centenary
of Rugby League in the district.