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A plaque commemorates the centenary of Rugby League and the historical significance of the site.

Rugby League was first played in Kurri Kurri in 1911 when a local team entered a Coalfields junior competition. The district has been a prolific nursery for the game, producing a host of state and national representatives. This ground has been the home of the game in Kurri Kurri since 1911.

The Centenary Plaques Programme 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.

Location

Address:Allworth Street, Kurri Kurri Sports Ground, Kurri Kurri, 2327
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.823117
Long: 151.481387
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Source: MA
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