How it started…
The idea of starting a rugby union club in the Rockingham area was first discussed in 1971 by 6 blokes who were travelling from Rockingham to Palmyra to train and play every week.
Dave Arnold, Bill Craig, Alan Guy, Gary Guy, Idwyl Mace and Peter White; a meeting was held and they were presented with a cheque from Dr. Bob Warner by former Leicester Tigers player Mike Walker for $50.
It was decided to put an advert in the local paper advertising a meeting for all those interested in rugby union. More than 20 people turned up and the first committee was formed.
- PRESIDENT : Idwyl Mace
- SECRETARY : Mike Walker
- TREASURER : Gary Guy
- PUBLICITY & MEDICAL : Bob Warner
- COMMITTEE : Alan Guy, Mike Neal, John Marshall & Vernon Batstone.
With members coming from a wide area including; Spearwood, Orelia, Rockingham and Safety Bay choosing an area name common to all was proving difficult. As this was the first rugby union club in the area, it was thought apt to name the club after the first side formed in Australia in 1870, The Wallaroos.