Western Suburbs Magpies Rugby League Football Club Ltd (commonly known as Wests Magpies)
is one of the NSWRL foundation clubs. It was established back in 1908 alongside North Sydney,
Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney, Newtown, Glebe, Newcastle, Cumberland and Balmain.

Western Suburbs (Wests) Magpies competed in First Grade at different homes from 1908 to 1999

1908-1966  St Luke's Park Concord /  Pratten Park Ashfield
1967-1986 Lidcombe Oval
1987-1999 Orana Park / Campbelltown Sports Stadium

In the year 2000, the Wests Tigers were established as a NRL Joint Venture with the Balmain Tigers.

As of today, the company Wests Magpies Pty Ltd  (which is made up of 33% WSDRLFC
and 66% Holman Barnes Group) are majority owners/shareholders of the Wests Tigers NRL Franchise.

The WESTS name in the Wests Tigers NRL team represents Western Suburbs Magpies
The BLACK & WHITE in the Wests Tigers NRL Colours represents Western Suburbs Magpies
The FAMOUS MAGPIE BIRD on each sleeve of Wests Tigers NRL Jerseys represents Western Suburbs Magpies
The HERITAGE LOGO on the rear neck side of Wests Tigers NRL Jerseys represents Western Suburbs Magpies
NSW KOE Cup representation by Western Suburbs Magpies is a showcase and celebration of our stake in Wests Tigers

The Wests Tigers Centre of Excellence is built on the Grounds of the former Western Suburbs Magpies home ground of St Lukes Park Concord
Wests Tigers development of Macarthur based Juniors is a continuation of the 1987-1999 part of the Magpies FG era
Wests Tigers playing of home NRL matches at Campbelltown Sports Stadium is a continuation of the 1987-1999 part of the Magpies FG era

The name of Wests League Club at Leumeah was born out of Western Suburbs Magpies move to the Macarthur area in 1987




The Wests Tigers NRL Name/Brand and Logo are controlled trademarks of the ARL Commission,
hence they CANNOT be re-named or altered by WSDRLFC.

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Today the Magpies participate in the NSWRL and provide a Pathway to Success for footballers of all ages from the
Liverpool, Macarthur and Southern Highlands to play representative football
for their district whilst aspiring to play at the top national level with the Wests Tigers.

We do this by providing district representation teams for the Wests Tigers Macarthur JRL and CRL Group 6 district areas in the following NSWRL age group competitions. 

Similar to that of Newtown Jets, we also embrace our heritage and retro standing in the game by hosting Senior KOE NSWRL matches at Lidcombe Oval

Under 17's - NSWRL Harold Matthews
Under 19's - NSWRL S.G. Ball
Seniors - NSW Knock on Effect Cup
 (Opens Reserve Grade)



Magpies that excel in these competitions may find themselves given
the opportunity to progress to the Wests Tigers who field teams in the following competitions.

Under 21's - NSWRL Jersey Flegg
Seniors - National Rugby League
(1st Grade)

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WESTS TIGERS OWNERSHIP & RELATED WESTS BOARDS EXPLAINED



The Company Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Pty Ltd holds the NRL issued Wests Tigers License

Owner/Shareholder % make up of this company as of 2024 is:

Wests Magpies Pty Ltd currently holds 90% & Balmain Tigers hold 10%.


Wests Tigers Board* is made up of 8 Director Positions
- 4 from the Wests Magpies Pty Ltd (Holman Barnes Group - Formerly known as Wests Ashfield Leagues club Group)
- 1 from the Wests Magpies Pty Ltd (WSDRLFC)
- 1 from the Balmain Football Club
- 2 Independent members.

*Being a Pty Ltd company, Wests Tigers Season Ticket holders (typically called 'Wests Tigers Members') are NOT able to vote in/out Director Positions on the Wests Tigers RLF Pty Ltd Board

Anyone in Australia can become a Wests Tigers Member / Season Ticket Holder - Click HERE to Join or renew

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WSDRLFC (Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club Ltd

WSDRLFC has 7 members on its board of directors.
- 4 appointed by Holman Barnes Group (formerly known as Wests Ashfield Leagues Club Group)
- 3 directly elected in 3 year terms by eligible Wests Magpies Football Club members

To be eligible to vote or sit on the WSDRLFC board you must be a WSDRLFC member for 3 continuous years.

Anyone in Australia can become a WSDRLFC (Wests Magpies FC) Member - Click HERE to Join or renew



WSDRLFC is the Company and operating entity of Wests Magpies RLFC.

A General Manager and two x Operations Assistants work from the FC office located inside Wests Ashfield Building.

WSDRLFC facilitate NSWRL participation in partnership with Wests Tigers and run day to day Operations, the planning of Events and generating revenue via sponsors and Merchandise.

Please Note - There is NO physical shopfront for the Wests Magpies FC.
Contact the club via 02 8752 2056 or visit Wests Magpies on-line shop for any Merchandise purchases.

Wests Magpies KOE Cup & Wests Magpies Junior Reps programs are operated under the Wests Tigers RL umbrella

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Holman Barnes Group (formerly known as the Wests Ashfield Leagues Club Group) are the principal financial supporter to Wests Magpies.
Wests Ashfield was established in 1955 to Support the Western Suburbs Magpies and propagate Rugby League

The Holman Barnes Group has 7 members on its board of directors.
- 5 appointed in 3 year terms by the Current Group of 20 x Holman Barnes Group Debenture Holders
- 2 directly elected in 3 years terms by eligible Holman Barnes Group General members

To be eligible to vote or sit on the Holman Barnes Group board you must be a HBG General member for 3 continuous years.

Any adult in Australia can become a Holman Barnes Group (Wests Ashfield / Croydon Sports / Markets Club) Member - Click HERE to Join or renew

The Holman Barnes Group operates 3 x Licensed Premises with Tigers Rozelle to expected to open 2025/26

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Holman Barnes Group Support of current and former Balmain Tigers related operations
In 2020, Holman Barnes Group acquired the operating Assets of the Balmain Leagues Club Ltd.
This includes Tigers Sydney Markets Club (Flemington) and Future Balmain Leagues Club site at Rozelle.

BTRLFC remains a separate entity and is not controlled by Holman Barnes Group.

Holman Barnes Group provides a grant to BTRLFC  to assist in the running of Balmain Tigers Junior Reps Teams who have a pathway to Wests Tigers.

BDRLFC (grass roots junior footy in the Inner West) remains a subsidiary of BTRLFC.

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Wests Campbelltown Leagues Club Involvement
Wests Campbelltown Leagues was established in 1987 when
Wests Ashfield Leagues purchased the former Campbelltown City Kangaroos Club.

In 1996, Wests Ashfield Leagues Club and Wests Campbelltown Leagues Club
became separate entities.

Wests Campbelltown Leagues Club is no longer involved in the
boards or day to day operations of HBG (Wests Ashfield), WSDRLFC or the Wests Tigers.

Wests Campbelltown Leagues Club do contribute to Rugby League
in the Macarthur by providing major sponsorship of the
Wests Tigers Macarthur JRL and Country Rugby League Group 6 JRL. (Grass Roots kids Footy)

They also provide assistance in the form of a club grant to assist
in the running of Western Suburbs Magpies Junior Reps and
make available club facilities to host pre and post season functions and events.

Any adult in Australia can become a Wests League Club Macarthur Member - Click HERE to Join or renew

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Wests Tigers Macarthur Junior Rugby League (formerly Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League)
Wests Junior League (Grassroots junior football in the Liverpool and Campbelltown LGAs)
has been separated from WSDRLFC since 1996.

Wests Magpies and Holman Barnes Group have no involvement or control in their decision making.

They are a company with their own constitution currently under administration of the NSWRL.

In late 2018, Western Suburbs District Junior Rugby League was renamed to
Wests Tigers Macarthur Junior Rugby League to be better reflective of the
geographic location in Sydney and demonstrate connection to (and benefit from)
the Wests Tigers Brand.

In August of 2021, the NSWRL announced the formation of the NSWRL Macarthur Conference, a combined
competition comprising both the Wests Tigers Macarthur JRL and the CRL's Group 6 competition. Due to begin
in 2022, the new competition structure will see a combined conference system from under thirteens to first grade,
with the open age groups to be comprised of existing regional clubs. More information on that here.