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Centenary of Rugby League : 01-August-2014
Centenary of Rugby League : 01-August-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

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.

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 Castlereagh Cup is a rugby league competition in western New South Wales, Australia, run under the auspices of the Country Rugby League.



Address:Castlereagh Highway, Coonamble Sports Ground, Coonamble, 2829
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.960219
Long: 148.390764
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1908
Approx. Event End Date:2008


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2008
Front Inscription

1908   2008
Centenary of Rugby League
This site is recognised as being of great significance in the history of Australian Rugby League

Coonamble Sports Ground

This ground is the home of the Coonamble Bears RLFC, 
the only Group 14 club to win the CRL Clayton Cup (1958).
Coonamble won six of the first seven Castlereagh Cups from 
2001. International Ron Boden played his first game here.
         Earl Harrison , a Kangaroo 1963 - 64, 
            coached here in the 1960s.
Saluting the Past • Celebrating the Present • Inspiring the Future

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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