John Fahey Honours League and the Tom Brock Legacy – Spiro Zavos
Rugby league has been described as “the Labor Party at play.”
But on Thursday night, at the NSW Leagues Club in Phillips Street in the CBD of Sydney, the headquarters of the code, the unquenchable spirit of the game was honoured by a former NSW Premier and leader of the NSW Liberal Party, John Fahey.
Fahey acknowledged this curious case of a Liberal Party leader delivering the Twelfth Annual Tom Brock Lecture by telling the story of what happened when he was nominated for a life membership of the Canterbury Bulldogs club: “When my Irish background came up, I recorded a green light. My working class background recorded another green light. But when my membership of the Liberal Party came up the lights went into a red melt-down.”
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