Albion Park-Oak Flats Eagles

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Albion Park-Oak Flats Eagles
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Club information
Full name Albion Park-Oak Flats Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Colours      Maroon
     White
Current details
Ground(s)
Coach Shane Sainsbury and Adam Bezzina
Captain Brendon 5nosea
Competition Group 7 Rugby League
2010 Minor Premiers (Semi-finals)
Away colours
Records
Premierships 12 (1944, 1949, 1963, 1964, 1975, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
Runners-up 5 (1962, 1965, 1974, 1976, 2005)
Minor premiership ? (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010)

The Albion Park-Oak Flats Eagles are an Australian rugby league football team based in Albion Park, a country town of the Illawarra region. The club are a part of Country Rugby League and have competed in both the Illawarra and South Coast competitions, where it competes today. The club's greatest achievement to date is winning the Clayton Cup in 2007.

History[edit]

Originally the team was known as Albion Park until 1964, before the team expanded to Oak Flats thus changing their name to Albion Park-Oak Flats. The team won two premierships before this time, the first in 1944 and the second in 1949. The Eagles were originally members of South Coast Rugby League before switching to the Illawarra District League in the 1920s where the remained until its return to the South Coast in 1933.[1]

After a slow start to the 20th century, they finished off with a bang winning the 1998 and 1999 First Grade Premierships. They brought this strength into the 21st century winning a third consecutive premiership in 2000. They remained one of the strongest team in the South Coast throughout the 2000s, appearing in six grand finals and winning the Clayton Cup in 2007.[2]

Name and Emblem[edit]

The Eagles logo is adapted from that of NRL and NSWRL side Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

Colours[edit]

The team's colours are Maroon and White, again similar to that of the Manly Sea Eagles

Notable Juniors[edit]

Honours[edit]

Team[edit]

1944, 1949, 1963, 1964, 1975, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Second Grade Premierships: 7
1938*, 1966, 1976, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008
  • U-18's Premierships: 6
1954, 1966, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1999, 2012
  • Leo O'Dwyer Cups: 4
1963, 1968, 1969, 1975, 2000
  • Third Grade Premierships (Regan Cup): 4
1974, 1981, 1985, 1991
  • Club Championships: 7
1975, 1984, 1985, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007
2007

Individuals[edit]

  • Group 7 Player of the Year (5)

John Marley (1969), Jade Lucas (2000), Simon Pimanovs (2005 & 2007), Derek "Spud" Gray (2008)

  • Highest Point-scorer of the Year (2)

David Jensen (2000), Sean Jenkins (2007)

  • Highest Try-scorer of the Year (6)

Ralph Clarke (1987), Cole Skelly (1995), Mick Gillespie (1999), Simon Pimanovs (2000 & 2007), Sean Jenkins (2007), Danny Sartori (2009)

  • Rookie of the Year (2)

Craig Nicholls (1993), Sean Jenkins (2001)

  • Kevin Walsh Scholarship (1)

Jacob Boon (2006)

  • Under-18s Player of the Year (2)

Cole Skelly (1989), Ian Jones (1990)

  • Under-21s Player of the Year (2)

Cole Skelly (1990), Ian Jones (1991)


Source: Albion Park-Oak Flats **History**

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