Coonamble, New South Wales
|Died||24 September 1993
Orange, New South Wales
|Weight||16 st (100 kg)|
|1929–36||New South Wales||18||24||0||0||72|
|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", he was selected to go on the 1929–30 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain. He was the 1932 NSWRFL season's top try scorer with 18 tries. Ridley was selected to go on the 1933-34 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain 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. He was voted in the Wests Tigers Team of the Century and the Western Suburbs Magpies Team of the Century.
- "ALAN RIDLEY - Farewell Functions". The Canberra Times. 11 July 1929. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- Sydney Morning Herald: death Notice - Alan Rigley, alte of Orange. 27/9/1993
- westsmagpies.net (2008). "Western Suburbs Team of the Century". Wests Archives. Western Suburbs Magpies R.L.F.C. Retrieved 2009-11-28.