Alan Lowe played with Wyong Roos in 1980. Although he spent only a season with the Club, the friendships he made have endured. Alan and his wife Di lost their daughter Katie to bowel cancer in 2016. Katie was 27 years old. Lowey tried to make sense of it all through writing a book. The memoir contains stories about people he has met and ruminations on things he has learned over the years. Some of the contents are very funny. Others you may find sad. But it is always about what it is to be human and the shared experience of living within a community of other humans.

Hello to the Wyong Kangaroo Faithful,

My name is Alan Lowe. I was lucky enough to wear the Green and Gold of the Kangaroos in 1980.

Last year my beautiful daughter, Katie, passed away from Bowel Cancer. Aged 27 years young.

Our world will never be the same.

Wyong Roos donated gear to auction at a fundraiser for Katie. We will be eternally grateful. That night our mate and former Kangaroo, Tony Murray, topped the auction with a framed Parramatta jumper signed by the 81, 82 & 83 premiership sides.

Thanks, Muzza. Rugby League friendships last a lifetime, which only goes to prove that our game is without doubt, The Greatest Game of All

In honour of Katie I have written a book. The proceeds raised are going to:

Camp Quality,

The Mark Hughes Foundation,

Bowel Cancer Australia 

The Better Together Foundation.

We are also looking for sponsors to buy blocks of books to gift them to people in oncology wards around the country. Just to help brighten the days of people who have been dealt a bad hand. Sponsors can nominate a hospital if they wish.

If you would like to help us help others, the book is available on our webpage

We also have a Facebook page "Deal the Cards, Alan Lowe”, so please jump on and like us. Say g'day. We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks to NSW Captain, Boyd Cordner, for letting us use the photo.

The grainy old photo of Wyong Under 19’s 1980, if you look carefully, depicts Dave Lindsay, Brett Heasman, Steve Griffin, Geoff (Jeffro) Jones, Bruce (Big Brooster) Wilde, Frank Brajlih, Alan (Albert) Spiers, Steve (Wakka) Crompton, Coach Allan (Johnno) Johnston, Phil (Fimbles) Langley, Alan Lowe, Glen Lofts, Steve Marks, Ian (Thommo) Thompson, Steve (The Hulk) Baker and Ray Johnson. Still believe we were ripped off in that Grand Final boys.

Thanks to the Wyong Kangaroos for allowing us to promote our book on their webpage.

'We're the team on the coast, we're the team that win the most, we are the Wyong Kangaroos"; still my favourite team song.

Kind Regards

Alan Lowe 


            Updated Thu Nov 30 09:24:00 2017 AEDT


Wyong legend Morry Breen spoke to the Wyong Roos ISP team prior to their Preliminary Final against the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday 17th September, 2017.  His inspiration contributed to the Roos gutsy win to earn their place in the 2017 ISP NSW Grand Final.


            Updated Thu Nov 30 09:20:26 2017 AEDT


Vale - Terry Wand

            Updated Tue Nov 28 11:37:05 2017 AEDT



Round 1 of the CCDRL competition will see last year’s 1st Grade and Under 19 Grand Finalists, Wyong and Woy Woy, face off at Woy Woy Oval on Saturday 1 April.

The Woy Woy club is hosting an Old Boys function on the day, and a large crowd is expected.

The Roosters will no doubt be intent on revenging the loss of both premierships, as well as being very keen to start the new season on a positive note against the reigning Club Champions. There were some fireworks in 1st Grade each time the teams met last year, and there is likely to be little difference this time around.

The day will kick off with Ladies League Tag at 11.30am, and 1st Grade will take the field at 5.00pm.


            Updated Tue Nov 28 11:23:00 2017 AEDT


Wyong Roos 1996 CCDRL 1st Grade Premiers will be both feted and entertained by the Old Boys & Supporters at Morry Breen Field on Sunday when the green and gold clash with Berkeley Vale in the CCDRL, and with Wentworthville in the Intrust Super Premiership.

The team was coached by Rip Taylor, skippered by Scott Carter, and featured Matt Harris, Geoff Todd, Brett Stevens and Rowdy Barrett amongst a host of stars.

Come along, enjoy the footy and see what the years have done to these once fine young men.

            Updated Tue Nov 28 11:22:02 2017 AEDT


            Added Thu Aug 27 08:37:40 2015 AEDT


Wyong Roos Old Boys not only curate the history of the Club, but in many ways embody it as well. Forging a link with our growing band of supporters has been an important development in bringing the past and future together, and to provide depth to the social life of Wyong Roos. The Old Boys & Supporters, as part of their ongoing involvement with the Club, are committed to sponsoring the Youth of the Year award, weekly Player of the Match awards, and rewarding those juniors making their top grade debuts. WRLCG, in acknowledging the efforts of the Old Boys & Supporters, resolved to kick start the fundraising with a donation of $15,000 over three years. Group Chairman, Kevin Pearce, was on deck to present the first instalment to President Terry Wand, and elaborated on the reasoning behind donation;

“The Club recognizes the contribution of our forebears to the development and growth of our game in the Wyong area. The Old Boys group commenced about 11 years ago, with a commitment to the encouragement of all those playing rugby league…now that the group embraces all supporters, this encouragement can only expand. The Club appreciates the Old Boys & Supporters want to raise funds through their own endeavours and activities. Nevertheless, in entering into this arrangement, the Club will give the group a flying start so they can really make an impact. On behalf of all our members and those playing rugby league for the Club, we thank you in anticipation of the continuation of your efforts for them.”


            Updated Mon Apr 13 06:24:20 2015 AEDT


Outstanding Roos Junior, Jacob Liddle, has been selected in the Australian Schoolboys 24 man squad to tour the UK and Europe in November and December 2014.  Jacob’s selection follows the National Championships held in Darwin 6-11July.  Jacob and another Roos junior,J esse Ramien, represented NSWCHS, which finished runner up to NSW Combined Catholic Colleges in the tournament.

NSWCHS were defeated 22-10 in their opening match against NSWCCC on 6 July. Jacob was named Man of the Match in the second game on 8July, a 24-6 victory over ACT. NSWCHS beat Qld 28-14 in the semi-final, but went down 19-10 to NSWCCC in the final on 11 July.  NSWCCC led 17-0 at halftime in the final. NSWCHS came home strongly but ran out of time.

NSWCCC dominate the Australian Schoolboys squad, with 12 representatives, including Toukley Hawks junior, Jack Cogger.  Jacob represented the Centurions in this season’s S G Ball competition, and recently received the Centurions Player of the Year at the representative club’s annual presentation at Wyong Leagues Club.

The Australian Schoolboys will play a Test against the England Academy team as the highlight of the tour. The squad will be coached by Brian Battese from St John’s Woodlawn, who successfully guided NSWCCC to the championship.

Congratulations to Jacob and Jack. There is no higher honour in schoolboy rugby league.




            Updated Sun Feb 22 09:06:09 2015 AEDT


On Wednesday 1st May, 2013 the Wyong Roos recorded their first ever win in the VB NSW Cup when they came from 14-0 down to beat Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground.  Wyong forward Leivaha Pulu scored a hat trick of tries during the hard fought game.  The Roos won the game 22-18.   For the first time this season the Roos sang their song that was heard loud and proud by all.   

            Updated Mon Dec 1 12:45:46 2014 AEDT


Morry Breen is an icon at Wyong Leagues Club.  Read the history of the great man and his contribution to the club by purchasing his book titled -  "Morry Breen - A Passionate Life".  Publication is on sale at the club reception from 5th March, 2013 at a cost of $25.00.

            Updated Mon Dec 1 12:45:07 2014 AEDT


Wyong Rugby League Club is the oldest established Club on the Central Coast. It's history can be traced back to around 1900 & possibly as far back as 1893. It was born out of the district from Dooralong, Wyong, Jilliby, Tuggerah & Morriset. The initial home base was located at Baker Park in Central Wyong.

On the 19th May 1971 the Club purchased five & three quarter acres on what was then known as Arizona Road, Kanwal and at the princely sum of fifteen thousand dollars leased an adjoining thirteen acres with an option to buy. That option was taken upshortly after. The Crowe family owned the entire area and the original home was used as a clubhouse for meetings until it was sold and relocated to it's present location at Chelmsford Road, Charmhaven. The driving force behind the move was Morry Breen, a man of extraordinary vision after whom the main oval was named.

For the next two years there was a flurry of activity that saw the main oval and initial clubhouse built and culminated with the full liquor license being granted in the name of Life Member, Terry Wand. Trading commenced on 6th March 1973 under the management of Keith Riley. When Keith suddenly resigned in 1974 his assistant manager Harry Storm took over ably assisted by Hilton Robinson and Keith Barben.

In 1977 a further twenty six acres of adjoining land were purchased on the northern boundary of the existing property. Around 1984 renovations that included the present auditorium were completed. In 1986 under pressure from increased interest rates, a downturn in the economy and the introduction of 'random breath testing' the licensed club was placed under Official Management.

The Club remained under management until in June 1993 when full control was handed back to the Directors. The discharge of the debt coincided with the sale of land on the northern end of the property that the Club had developed into housing blocks.  In 1996 extensive renovations saw rationalisation and extension of the Clubs premises into it's present form.

In more recent years amalgamation with the former Masonic Club on the lake at Gorokan & the historic Wyong Bowling Club on the river at Wyong has seen the emergence of' The Wyong Leagues Club Group', an organisation still dedicated to promoting & fostering rugby league but with the resources now to promote a large range of other sports within the community. The Clubs activities within the local sporting community was recognised in 2003 when it was awarded the Clubs NSW Award for Encouragement of Sport from a strong field of licensed clubs within the state.


The 'Old Boys' represent past players who have worn the green and gold Roos jersey. Stay tuned for somemore 'Old Boys' history.




            Updated Mon Aug 11 13:33:15 2014 AEDT

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