George Forster-Jo​nes’s 500th club game

“After a stellar playing career spanning 30 years, beginning in 1982 as a 17 year old playing Colts and progressing through over 150 Premier Grade games, several First Grade Premierships and at least a dozen games for WA (including games against Wales and Ireland) the legendary George Forster-Jones will make Nedlands Rugby Club history tomorrow when he becomes the first person ever to play 500 competition matches for the club.  George will lead the mighty Nedlands Nomads into battle on Saturday against the Cottesloe 4th Grade Gold side and we ask all players, supporters and friends of the club to get down to the Foreshore at 1.45pm to form an honour guard and clap the great man onto the field in what will (probably) be his last home game. At half time in the Premier Grade game club President Hans Sauer will make a formal presentation to George to mark this magnificent achievement of strength, courage, endurance and club loyalty.”

 

George Forster-Jones’ Career Time Line

 

1982 started at Nedlands Rugby Club in Colts – played against touring NZ Army Team

1982 – played 1st grade as well as Colts.

1982 – Represented State Schoolboys

1982, 1983, 1984 (Won Grand Final) – Captained Colts for Three years.

1984 – Invited player on the State sides Asia Tour

1982 – 1st Grade game – (start of first Grade)

1986 – 1st Grade runners up Minor Premiership, Major Premiers

1989 – 1st Grade Premiers

1991 – State Reprehensive versus Wales

1994 vs. Ireland

1995 – 1st Grade Major Premiers

1996 1st Grade Grand Final Win

1998 – Wanted to reach 300 club games

1999 – 3rd Grade Minor & Major Premiers

2000 – Life Member

2001 – 3rd Grade Runners up

2008 – 5th grade grand Final