Alan Ridley

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Alan Ridley
Personal information
Born 1910
Coonamble, New South Wales
Died 24 September 1993
Orange, New South Wales
Playing information
Weight 16 st (100 kg)
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1931–36 Western Suburbs 64 64 1 0 194
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1929–36 New South Wales 18 24 0 0 72
1929–36 Australia 5 1 0 0 3
As of 21 July 2009

Alan Ridley (1910-1993) was an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1920s and '30s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative winger, he played club football for Sydney's Western Suburbs, with whom he won the 1934 NSWRFL Premiership. He started his career playing for the Acton Rovers of the Canberra competition. Whilst playing for the Queanbeyan "Blues",[1] he was selected to go on the 1929–30 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and the 1933/34 Kangaroo Tour of Great Britain. He was the 1932 NSWRFL season's top try scorer with 18 tries. He scored a record 6 tries in a match for the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1934.

Ridley moved to Orange, New South Wales at the end of his rugby league career and later became Mayor of the town. He died there in 1993.[2] He was voted in the Wests Tigers Team of the Century and the Western Suburbs Magpies Team of the Century.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ALAN RIDLEY - Farewell Functions". The Canberra Times. 11 July 1929. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herald: death Notice - Alan Rigley, alte of Orange. 27/9/1993
  3. ^ westsmagpies.net (2008). "Western Suburbs Team of the Century". Wests Archives. Western Suburbs Magpies R.L.F.C. Retrieved 2009-11-28.