We are offering supporters the chance to vote for their favorite players for the ‘25 Years in Campbelltown’ team. The Western Suburbs Magpies established themselves in the City of Campbelltown in 1987 and 25 years later, still play out of Campbelltown Sports Stadium along with the Wests Tigers.
Supporters can nominate their own ‘best of team from the 25 years in Campbelltown’ by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the closest 17 man team chosen to the one selected by a panel of experts winning a table for 10 people at the dinner.
Strongly built, hard running fullback who played for Wests Magpies in 1986-87, scoring 13 tries in 30 games. Finished second in the Rothman's Medal voting in 1986.
A true clubman, Leeds played 113 games for Western Suburbs Magpies from 1993 to 1999. Leeds scored 27 tries, kicked 240 goals, and five field goals for a personal tally of 593 career points for the Magpies. Today, Leeds is the Wests Tigers NRL Rehabilitation Manager, a position he has held since the joint-venture started in 2000. Before joining rugby league, Leeds played 14 rugby union Test matches for Australia.
A small but solidly built full-back, the former NSW Origin player joined Wests Tigers in their inaugural season of 2000. Seers went on to play 54 games, scoring 7 tries and proved his versatility by also playing centre and five-eighth for Wests Tigers until his finished at the end of the 2002 season.
A Campbelltown junior, Hodgson made his debut for Wests Magpies in 1997 and went on to play in the premiership winning 2005 Wests Tigers team. A brilliant attacking player and exceptional goal-kicker, Hodgson holds the Wests Tigers Club record (308) for most points in a season and sits second on the Wests Tigers list for most points for the Club.
A tough local junior who represented in Australian Schoolboys in 1989. Commenced his first grade career at Wests during 1990, 1991.
Long striding runner who represented Country Origin in his time at Wests, during 1987, 1988.
Mark Joined Wests from Canberra in 1992, soring 18 tries in 34 games.
Set initial points scoring records for Wests Tigers during his 75 games from 2000-2003.
The flying former Origin Player joined Wests in their first two seasons at Campbelltown, 1987 and 1988.
Scored the first two tries on Orana Park for the Magpies in their official debut versus Parramatta.
The powerful and often controversial local junior returned to Wests Tigers for their first two seasons.
The strong running local junior became an International after debuting at Wests with 16 tries in 47 games.
Wests Tigers 2005 Grand Final hero, who caught the ‘Benji flick’, was lured to England after only two seasons.
The Wests Tigers’ media personality ‘knows’ his way around several positions but is one of the best finishers in the NRL with 100 games to his name.
A consistent performer at Wests, playing 82 games from 1988-1993, scoring 21 tries.
Joined Wests from Penrith in 1994 and scored 22 tries in 39 games, including a record equalling 18 in his first year.
A crowd favourite, the former Wallaby returned to International Rugby League via Wests Tigers in 2010.
A powerful winger who just ran over the top of his opposition. Scored 21 tries in 2009 and was Dally M Winger of the Year.
Packing plenty of power into his 168cms, 96kgs frame, Utai has been in fine form for Wests Tigers over the past two seasons. Knows how to find the tryline.
A resilient player, Willis scored 49 tries in his 144 games with the Magpies from 1992.
The current Wests Tigers centre has scored 30 tries in 80 games since debuting in 2010.
Experienced after playing for Melbourne and Balmain, the lanky centre played for Wests Tigers in their first two seasons.
The strong running Newcastle Premiership winner joined Wests Tigers, playing 23 games during 2000-01.
Part of Wests Tigers 2005 Premiership team, joining the Club in 2004 after playing 69 games at Penrith.
Australian and NSW Origin centre who joined Wests for seasons 1991, ’92 after 186 games at the Bulldogs.
Great Britain International reknowned for his versatility, played for both joint venture teams, including 13 games at Wests in 1989.
Australian and NSW Origin player who played for Wests during 1992/’93 playing 33 games, returning to Wests Tigers for four seasons from 2000, playing 49 games
Current Wests Tigers International centre has scored 68 NRL tries, graduating through Wests Junior Reps and Australian Schoolboys.
After 80 NRL games at Canterbury and 75 at the Eels, the New Zealand International joined Wests Tigers in 2000.
NSW Origin centre, played 107 games with Wests from 1994 to ’99, joining Wests Tigers in their first season.
Scored 15 tries in 38 games for Wests in three seasons from 1988.
NZ International who won NRL Premierships at Penrith  and in 2005 with Wests Tigers, where he scored 30 tries in 58 games.
FIVE EIGTH NOMINEES
Played at Wests from 1992 to ’95 after stints at Canterbury and Saints for a career total of 111 games.
A Test and NSW Origin rep, Beuttner played 247 NRL games at the Eels, Bears and Northern Eagles before joining Wests Tigers in 2003.
Versatile player who has played the most number of games in all grades for Western Suburbs in an 11 year first grade career from 1981.
Current Wests Tigers Assistant First Grade Coach tallied 226 NRL games, including 168 with Wests from 1993 and 20 with Wests Tigers in their first season in 2000.
Versatile, durable Player who tallied 200 NRL matches, scoring 57 tries in 127 games at Wests from 1995 and 30 tries from 54 games at Wests Tigers from 2000.
Benji's amazing sidestep and flick passes has seen him become one of the game's most dominant players. The NZ captain is closing in on 1000 points for Wests Tigers.
HALF BACK NOMINEES
A Wests junior from the ‘old’ area that is now Balmain territory, Clark played 70 first grade games with Wests, including the first season at Campbelltown in 1987.
Had played 154 NRL games, including 17 matches at Balmain, before joining the inaugural Wests Tigers team in 2000.
Joined Wests in 1990, playing 33 games, which brought his total NRL matches to 185, including a Grand Final for Canberra in 1987.
An Australian and Qld Origin Player who began his NRL career at the Cowboys in 1998 and won the Clive Churchill Medal in Wests Tigers’ 2005 premiership win.
A graduate of St. Gregory’s Campbelltown, Taylor played 86 games at Wests from 1990 to ’93 and went on to play 296 NRL matches.
SECOND ROWER NOMINEES
Rugged Wests Player with a high work rate was an integral part of the Magpies first season in Campbelltown in 1987.
Current Wests Tigers' NZ international forward who played 121 games at Melbourne Storm, including 3 grand finals.
Played 193 NRL games, getting underway with 73 matches at Wests in four seasons from 1988.
A crowd favourite who came to Wests from Cronulla and Illawarra, playing 67 games at the Magpies from 1994-’97.
The Great Britain International joined Wests Tigers in 2009 after 214 senior games in England and has claimed the Club's “Best Player”in his first three seasons.
The hard running and tough tackling ‘Rambo’ joined Wests in 1991. In all, he played 150 first grade games including a premiership at Manly in 1987.
‘Cement’ was a regular Test Player during his time at Wests from 1991 to ’93. He played 17 Tests in all, plus 15 NSW Origin and 259 First Grade games for three Clubs.
The Junior Kiwi captain played in Wests Under 21 premiership win in 1992, before playing 46 first grade games in three seasons for the Magpies, then moving on to Auckland and Melbourne for another 218 games.
Graduated from Wests Premier League side to Wests Tigers in 2001, participating in the 2005 premiership win. Played Origin and Tests for Australia.
A ‘300 Club’ member, including 137 games at Wests from 1991 to ’98, during which he was Dally M ‘Captain of the Year’ 1996.
A Wests Tigers stalwart, playing 115 matches, many as captain, from 2000-2004. Mark had previously played 51 for Balmain.
An International winger who converted to backrow during his 240 game career. ‘Shoey’ played 91 games for Wests, captaining the Club in their early years at Campbelltown
Qld Origin Player who played 34 games for Wests during 1987-’88 before returning to the Broncos.
The veteran of 198 games at St. George gave Wests the benefit of his experience in 41 games during 1991-’92.
Heighington holds the record for the most games for Wests Tigers, closing in on 200, proving his durability by playing every game in his first four seasons.
Classy Qld. Origin and Test lock played three seasons at Wests from 1990, where his honours included ‘Best Player’ on the 1990 Kangaroo Tour.
An Origin and Test Player who established his NRL career at Wests Tigers from 2000 to 2003, playing against them in the 2005 grand final.
His 200 game NRL career included one season  at Wests Tigers and a Premiership at Penrith in 2003 where he distinguished himself with a classic try-saving covering tackle.
The NZ Test Player was a 180 game NRL journeyman over seven clubs, including 42 matches at Wests Tigers in their first two seasons.
A fiery NZ Test Player who played above his weight, appearing in 34 games for Wests during 1989,’90.
Began his illustrious first grade career at Wests in 1989, playing 60 games in five seasons. He went on to play 168 matches at Canterbury, including three grand finals and six Tests.
The giant prop is back at Wests Tigers for 2012 after emerging from the Wests juniors to play for the Magpies in their last stand alone season in 1999.
The lanky prop joined Wests from Easts in 1993, playing 52 games in four seasons
A Magpies crowd favourite for his wholehearted, ‘no prisoners’ approach, playing 67 games, including the first three seasons at Campbelltown.
An uncompromising Player who represented the Magpies in 51 games between 1988 and ’91.
The 107 kgs. NSW Origin and Test Player joined Wests Tigers in 2006, where he has taken his first grade tally to over 150.
Graduated from Wests 2002 SG Ball premiers, scoring the first try in Wests Tigers’ 30-16 grand final win in 2005 and played 155 games for Wests Tigers.
Played 116 first grade games, including 48 at Wests from 1993 to ’95 at the start of his career.
The Great Britain International joined Wests in 1996 playing 58 games in four years. Won a premiership with Brisbane in 2000.
His 162 first grade games included 55 in three seasons at Wests Tigers for the ball playing prop.
A NSW Origin prop, ‘Turtle’ played at Wests during 1991 and ’92 after 100 games at Souths and Easts.
The Magpie junior played 64 games for Wests after making his debut in 1996. ‘Skando’ played 185 games for Wests Tigers and won a premiership with the team in 2005.
After completing 100 games for Balmain, he played another 43 in the first two years of Wests Tigers, totalling 178 matches at five clubs.
The durable prop started a career tally of 120 games at Wests, his first of four clubs, in 1988, completing 42 matches in two seasons.
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