Peter O’Dwyer

The Manly Warringah District Junior Rugby League Board would like to acknowledge the passing of our esteemed Life Member, Peter O’Dwyer.


Peter recorded more than 40 years continuous service with the Manly Warringah District Junior Rugby League and his contribution to our League and our game remains second to none.  He held numerous positions with the League including:


Delegate to JL

Grounds Committee

Judiciary Committee

Signatures Committee

Snr Vice President

Board member to various organizations

Executive Officer to the JL for 23 years

A list of his many achievements in Rugby League is outlined below:

1967 – 1976 Coach (Various teams) Christian Bros JL Manly

1977 – 1987 – Christian Bros delegate to Manly JL

1997- 1998 – Northern Eagles RLFC Board member

1999 – 2015 – Manly Warringah RLFC Board member

1983 – 1992 – Snr Vice President Manly Warringah JL

1996 – Elected Life Member Manly Warringah Junior League

2008 – Elected Life Member NSW Rugby League Junior League (now NSW Community Rugby Leagues Association)

Manly Warringah JL Judiciary Committee

Manly Warringah JL Grounds Committee

Member of Manly Warringah Sporting Union – 18 years

1992 – 2015 – Hon Executive Officer Manly JL

1995 – 2008 – Member of NSWJL Insurance Sub Committee

1997 – 2000 – Member of NSWRL Policy Committee


He also achieved the following with other sporting organisations:


Life Member to Freshwater Surf Club

Life Member to Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Lifesaving

Life Member of Board of Junior Activities Surf Lifesaving Sydney Northern Beaches

Awarded by Governor General a Centenary Medal for contribution to Sport in Australia

Awarded RL Centenary Medal in 2008


We join with the Rugby League community in both the Manly District, and in fact, all across New South Wales to acknowledge Peter’s contribution to the game, and to send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.


Details of Peter’s funeral service will be published, with his families permission, when they are made available.