WESTERN SUBURBS RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB
FOUNDATION CLUB - 110 YEARS - 1908 to 2018
On 4 February 1908, the Western Suburbs Rugby League Club was formed at the Ashfield Town Hall. Since then, the club has won four first grade premierships, numerous wooden spoons, produced Australian captains, survived two world wars, resisted moves of expulsion from the first grade competition, been cheered on by thousands of fans, moved to new home grounds across its’ district, watched its’ district be cut up, and, ultimately, entered into a successful first grade joint venture with fellow foundation club, the Balmain Tigers.
Due to the orchards and market gardens surrounding the Western Suburbs in the early years, Wests were often referred to as the "Fruit" or "Cherrypickers”. In the Lidcombe days, The “Fibros” tag was born during the infamous Fibros vs Silvertails era with Manly.
Wests are the ultimate survivors. Of the original nine foundation clubs formed in 1908, only three have continued to operate un-interrupted up until today. Only Western Suburbs, Balmain and the Sydney Roosters have participated in every first grade competition, in some format, since 1908, while the Wests name is the only name to have appeared in every competition since 1908.
As part of the celebrations of our 110th year, the club has planned several events, on and off the field.
Wests Magpies encourages all Black & White followers of all persuasions to become a Football Club member by simply clicking on the link to become a member today! It makes a great Christmas gift idea!