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RIP Life Member Bill Papworth

Updated: Feb 25

Update 16 February

Bills Funeral will be on Monday 26th at 11am. St John's Anglican Church Taree.

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We've lost one of the pillars of the Club; Bill has passed away in his home town of Taree after a long illness

Bill's career took him all over the state; postings in Newcastle, Canberra and of course in Sydney where he settled in North Epping, got involved with the local footy club and eventually rose to become the President of the Woods

In one of those strange twists of fate, Bill was the President of the Woods when son Brett, our current President, returned from a stint in league and sought re-instatement- a battle that took some 2 years to resolve when finally in the middle 90s Bill was again able to watch his son run around at TG.

Its often been noted that the period of the 90s was when the Club began its resurgence and Bill was right in the thick of that. Respected all over Sydney Rugby he was someone who gave so much to the Club that in recognition he was named as our 16th Life Member

Our thoughts are with Brett, his Mum and all the Papworth family. Funeral details to follow

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