Centenary of Rugby League - Illawarra SteelersPrint Page
A plaque commemorates the centenary of rugby league in 2008.
The Centenary Plaques program was put in place by the Centenary of Rugby League Committee to commemorate sites of historical significance to Rugby League - such as stadiums, suburban grounds and club formation sites. Nearly every aspect of Australia’s Rugby League landscape is covered by a Centenary Plaque – with plaques dedicated to the commemoration of Indigenous Rugby League, National Rugby League (NRL) first-grade clubs, foundation clubs, former Premiership clubs, New South Wales and Queensland Country, and those sites which were host to the foundation of the game itself in Australia.
The plaque itself bears a prominent Centenary logo, the venue name, and a short paragraph of site-specific text on why the venue has been selected as a site of historical significance to Australian Rugby League.
The Illawarra Steelers Club has been the home of rugby league in the district since its opening and has played host to all levels of the game. A fundraising Gold Membership scheme was introduced with 631 memberships sold ensuring the venture.
|Address:||Burelli and Harbour Streets , Illawarra Steelers Club , Wollongong, 2500|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.427379|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1908|
|Approx. Event End Date:||2008|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 10th July, 2008|