Margaret Phelan and Tom McVeigh with Allora Rugby League Club life memberships.
Margaret Phelan and Tom McVeigh with Allora Rugby League Club life memberships. Glyn Rees

Allora Rugby Club life memberships awarded

MARGARET Phelan and Tom McVeigh were awarded the final two life membership of the Allora Rugby League Club at the reunion on Saturday.

The reunion was the 50th anniversary of the club winning the 1963 St George Cup in A grade for Warwick and District Rugby League supremacy.

Committee member Tom McVeigh said it was also a chance for players to re-live the past.

Photos from the day will be printed in a history book which has been written by Tom McVeigh and John Croke and edited by David McVeigh, a grandson of Tom.

At the end of the festivities on Saturday, the oldest past player at the reunion, 87-year-old Fred Slatter, presented life membership to long-time reunion supporter Margaret Phelan.

Committee member Perry Cronin then walked up and announced Tom had been awarded life membership.

"I was shocked and deeply honoured to be awarded life membership," Tom said.

While the club hasn't fielded teams since 1966 after the formation of Wattles from Allora and Clifton clubs, the spirit of the club has lived on through seven reunions.

Allora-born state Agriculture Minister John McVeigh proposed the toast. Reserve a book from Lyn d Jo (Allora), Tom McVeigh 0412 700058 or John Croke on 4661 4831



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