BEN FISHER JACK THOMPSON
On Saturday 7th of May 2011 it was my pleasure to attend with my wife the tribute presented by the Pratten Park Magpies to Mr Ben Fisher and Mr Jack Thompson.
Both of these men along with Bill Owens started the Pratten Park Magpies in 1986.
A good time was had by all.
Over 100 people attended the function which was held at the Wests Sports Club.
Master of Ceremonies Captain of Pratten Park Magpies Bruce Sacre
A warm welcome from John Hayes.
(Chow using no notes for his speech)
Those were the days Chow.
Mike Bailey giving one of his famous tributes
John Wiles about to present Ben and Jack with a Wests gift.
The Three Amigos
Ben talking about how he Jack and Bill started the Pratten Park Magpies in 1986
Jack backing up Ben's story.
Jack backing up Harry "Dealer" Wells a few years early.
Ben with his daughter Felicity and Jack with his partner Evonne
Bill Owens once again produced a fantasic DVD tribute of Ben and Jack as well as writing this song which was sung by Bill Cate and his son Mathew Cate. Bill Cate is the Bill of Bill and Boyd
Bill seems happy with his DVD tribute.
( Bruce is telling Bill what a good job he has done on the tribute)
Ben and his two grandsons Dan and Josh talking to Alan Davidson.
Lottie Hopper and her daughter Karen
George Downie and Harry Wells.
Noel Kellys Kids, a website by Tony Lewis, Greg Willis and Steve Lothian honouring Rugby League Legend Noel Kelly and the Western Suburbs Magpies from 1966 to 1969. Noel Kelly,Captain Coach of the Western Suburbs Rugby League Club. The site involves statistics, photos, with interviews from West greats.