Friday, January 30, 2015

Wests Tigers Training Jersey

Are you proud of where you come from? Wests Tigers are and have decided to not only honour the two foundation clubs that make up the Wests Tigers, but also all the local towns and regions that the Wests Tigers represents.

To get your Wests Tigers training jersey visit the Wests Tigers online shop

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sponsor In Focus: Pioneer Services

The success of any cleaning organisation will hinge directly on its staff and ability to systematically run operations that meet customer expectations.

It is a well known fact that businesses which operate in any service industry discipline are only as good as the people the employee. Further to this fact is that a business is also inseparable from their staff and their performance.

What is learned from this well known Service Marketing principal, is that strength in the cleaning industry will come directly from its labour force. In other words the characteristics and quality of the cleaners are paramount to any successful cleaning business.

At Pioneer Services our labourforce strength is unquestioned.

Pioneer Services was founded in 2004, commencing operations in Sydney and Melbourne. Today Pioneer Services is a national commercial cleaning brand, servicing clients across the country with a variety of quality cleaning solutions.

Pioneer Service currently holds a strong portfolio of clients including prestige commercial buildings, retail complexes, health and education facilities and major industrial and public venue complexes. Our growth and continued success has been driven by our concerted customer focus brand strategy.

Pioneer Services is truly your one stop shop for commercial cleaning. In addition, our construction division also provides a number of cleaning services including post-refurbishment for all environments and builders cleans to new office blocks. 
Company Mission
Our Company Mission is our organisations compass. This mission is a clear minded mission focused on client satisfaction. We exist to serve our customers. This is our main purpose, and we constantly strive to raise the bar in giving excellent service to our clients. At Pioneer Services we are focussed on continual improvement, brand development and customer orientated system in order to take the organisation to the next level. 
Our key objective as an organisation is to deliver ongoing cleaning solutions for our customers which meets their expectations. To do this we have developed a balanced, diversified and profitable business that has inturn benefitted our customers, suppliers, employees and the wider community.

Sponsor in Focus: True Blue Chemicals

At True Blue Chemicals we strive to deliver 'Healthy Living Everyday'. We help ensure the work, social and family environments are kept clean so people stay well, don't get sick, and can get on with the joy of living life. We do this by formulating, manufacturing and supplying high quality cleaning and hygiene products. In fact since 1986, True Blue Chemicals has been manufacturing and supplying high quality, innovative cleaning and hygiene solutions to Australian hospitality, healthcare and industrial industries.

Our True Blue Chemicals staff are dedicated to working with our customers, supply partners and distributors to provide a full service package of products, inventory management, site audits, technical and compliance support as well as training and education. When you partner with True Blue Chemicals, you'll see the difference that comes from being big enough to innovate but nimble enough to offer genuine care and fast, responsive service.

We Have a product range to cater for the cleaning needs of: Foodservices and Commercial Kitchens, Housekeeping Teams, Bar and Cellar areas, In-house and Commercial Laundries, Hand Hygiene, Vehicle and machinery Degreasing, Industrial applications.

Enquires through: or Toll Free: 1800 635 746 or call into our Factory and Offices at Unit 2, 1-3 Endeavour Road, Caringbah NSW 2229.

 The Western Suburbs Magpies are proud to have True Blue Chemicals as a sponsor in 2015.

Kelvin Joseph "Kel" O'Shea

Kelvin Joseph "Kel" O'Shea (13 July 1933 – 22 January 2015) was an Australian representative rugby league footballer, a second-rower from Queensland whose club career was played with the Western Suburbs Magpies in Sydney. He is rated among the nation's best players of the 20th century

Club career: 
O'Shea first came to prominence from Queensland in 1954 when while playing for Ayr Colts, he was selected for Australia. He remained in Queensland for the 1955 season but in 1956 accepted an offer to move to Sydney to join the Western Suburbs Magpies who at that time were buying up a talent roster including Arthur Summons, Harry Wells, Dick Poole and Ian Moir in their pursuit of an elusive premiership title - an approach which earned the club their tag as "the Millionaires".

He played in three of the Magpies' four Grand final losses to St.George: 1958; 1961 and 1963.

Representative career: 
He debuted for Australia in 1954 called into the forward pack to partner Norm Provan against the touring British Lions. Over the next four years O'Shea and Provan formed a solid partnership that saw them represent against all of the rugby league playing nations.

O'Shea first represented for New South Wales in 1956 after moving to Wests. He played against New Zealand in 1956 Trans-Tasman series and at the end of that year was selected for the Kangaroos playing in all six Tests and eight minor matches of the 1956-57 Kangaroo tour.

He played against Great Britain in the 1954 World Cup campaign and in 1957 was a member of Australia's victorious World Cup squad. All up O'Shea made fifteen Test and five World Cup appearances for his country.


In 2004 O'Shea was named at second-row in the Western Suburbs Magpies team of the century.

In 2007 O'Shea was selected by a panel of experts at second-row in an Australian 'Team of the 50s'.

In February 2008, O'Shea was named in the list of Australia's 100 Greatest Players (1908–2007) which was commissioned by the NRL and ARL to celebrate the code's centenary year in Australia.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame for his achievements in Rugby League.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Vale Kel O'Shea

Wests have today paid tribute to Kel O’Shea who passed away in Brisbane on Thursday at the age of 81.
Kel O’Shea played 111 matches for Western Suburbs between 1956 and 1963, and represented Australia on 32 occasions.

During his eight seasons with Western Suburbs O’Shea scored 30 tries and played in two Grand Finals, in 1961 and 1963, both losses to St George.
O’Shea made his Australian debut prior to joining Western Suburbs in 1954, scoring 10 tries in a 32 game international career.
O’Shea was named in both Western Suburbs’ and Wests Tigers’ Teams of the Century, the NRL’s Team of the 1950s and was selected as one of Australia’s Top 100 players of the Century.
The thoughts of Wests players and staff are with O’Shea’s family at this time. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Campbelltown Advertiser: Magpies reborn with four teams

The Western Suburbs Magpies held a joint training session for their 2015 teams at Durrant Oval, Warwick Farm, on Saturday to mark the club's rejuvenation as a district club.

The club will field four teams in the 2015 season including sides for the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions.

This year the club will also field a Sydney Shield team for the first time in addition to their Ron Massey Cup team.

General manager and football operations Leo Epifania said having four teams was an important step to "build the club".

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Junior Representative Squads Finalised

It all began on 11 October last year, and after rain, humidity, blistering heat, sweat, a little blood and copious amounts of Gatorade, we now have our final junior representative squads for the 2015 season!

With two more trials before the baby Magpies get their season underway at Win Jubilee Oval against the St. George Dragons on 14 February, our SG Ball and Harold Matthews teams will put the finishing touches on their pre-season preparation before looking to atone for a 2014 season, which, by Magpie standards, was slightly off the boil.

After benefitting from an all club training session last Saturday, headed up by General Manager Leo Epifania, Ron Massey Cup coach Nathan Waters, and SG Ball Coach and former Magpies first grade halfback Josh White, our next generation of black and white champions will travel to Brookvale, Penrith and Leichhardt during the 2015 season.

Make sure you get out and support our next generation across February, March and April!

2015 Western Suburbs Harold Matthews U/16s squad

James Tautaialefua, Nathan Patolo, Henry Lealuga – Puhotau, Ailend Pihema, Maurice Faaae, Michael Chan Check, Bob Faamita, Gus Jake Garzaniti, Roy Satchi Brown, Christian Urso, Diamond Chong Nee, Rimo Leleai Inu, Lachlan Russell, Benjamin  Seusale, Luke Castle, Denzel Tavui, Jonathan Talamaivao, Lachlan Natapu, Alex Potifara, Zane Rifai, Rua Ngati, Hyrum William Pulotu, Jeff Illi, Sam Rembridge.

2015 Western Suburbs SG Ball U/18s squad

Lalatoa Mata'afa, Jamen Johnson, Jye Brooker, Harrison Coskerie, David Wright, Justice Utatao, Ierome Maufu, Joseph Faalavaau, Daniel Roberts, Hosea Leuea, Nathan Potts, Samuel Grace, Junior Fainga'a, Elijah Mannah, Hans Ta'ala, Ray Stone, Liam Cassidy, PJ Leifi, Evander Titie-Anetela, Julius Taavao, Taniela Paseka, Tom Angel, Lenny Sauni, Ryan Leet, Jake Scott.

The Magpies Together Again As One

 Last Saturday saw our all club training session.
Having taken back control of our junior representative squads, the club came together as one for the first time in many years.
In conditions that can only be described as oppressively humid, our Harold Matthews, SG Ball, Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup charges were put through their paces by our coaching staff.
A big thank you to our supporters and valued sponsors, the Fanatics, for their attendance and assistance with the post match barbeque. 
Plenty of laughs were shared and the players, fans and staff all bonded as our junior reps look forward to their season commencing within the month. 
Our senior teams will kick their pre-season fixtures off in February.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wests Tigers Open Training Session

Wests Tigers will hold an open training session at Campbelltown Stadium on Thursday the 15th of January at 9:30am.

Wests Tigers are inviting all Members and fans to get their first look at the 2015 team at an Open Training Session on Thursday 15 January at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

The Open Training Session will begin at 9.30am on the main field at Campbelltown Sports Stadium with Members and fans invited to attend and see the team in action.

The full squad will take to the field next Thursday morning, with the team now well into preparations for the 2015 NRL season.

Visitors will also be able to pick up the latest Wests Tigers gear from the Merchandise Van, with the Club's Membership team also in attendance.

Nofoaluma confident about strong return

BACK running after having serious knee surgery at the end of 2014, Wests Tigers winger and Magpie junior David Nofoaluma says his confidence and self-belief is as high as it has ever been as he prepares for his best season yet under new Coach Jason Taylor.
Nofoaluma, who burst on to the scene in 2013 with a match-winning try in just his second NRL game and then the Dally M Try of the Year two months later, went under the knife after scoring a try against Manly in Round 18, 2014. A successful operation left the winger with an expected recovery time of around eight months — putting his return around the same time as the Club’s 2015 season opener against the Gold Coast Titans — and while it’s still unclear whether the Campbelltown junior will be available for selection in that match, his focus and desire for the year ahead remains steadfast.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Training together at last

This Saturday marks a rebirth of sorts for Western Suburbs.

In season 2015, Western Suburbs will have full control of our junior representative teams in the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions, and will also field a team in the Sydney Shield for the very first time.

On Saturday, commencing at 10am at Durrant Oval, Warwick Farm, all four Western Suburbs teams (Ron Massey, Sydney Shield, SG Ball and Harold Matts) will train together, to mark the rejuvenation of Western Suburbs as a district club.

Magpies of all ages are looking forward to a huge 2015 season with four teams entered in NSWRL administered competitions, and we look forward to our supporters being heard loud and proud during the year.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Online Memberships

Update -14:46 - 7th January: Our online Membership Process is now back online after suffering more issues with PayPal.

Our online membership application had been shut down for the time being as PayPal was having an issue verifying that we are a legitimate registered company. I had contacted them many times since this issue first arose over a month ago and even though I was ensured that we had now met all government requirements, they still restricted our account.

After contacting them by phone this morning they apologised for the mistake but said it could still be some time before their verification team un-restricts our account due to a Christmas backlog. To their credit after just one hour after the phone call we were back online.

We apologise  for any inconvenience this has caused as we worked with PayPal to get the online membership system back up and running as soon as possible.

Kind Regards