Founded 1893. Re-formed 1928

Patron in Chief

Her Excellency Kerry Sanderson, Governor of Western Australia


Mr Arthur Hill

Vice Patrons

Senator The Honourable Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, R C Kucera APM; Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, Mayor City of Vincent; The Right Honourable Lisa-M. Scaffidi, The Lord Mayor City of Perth, Hon. Terrence Waldron MLA, Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming; Simon Withers, Mayor Town of Cambridge.

Life Members

P Bailey, B Belfitt, Mrs V Bleakley, TJ Bradbury, Dr D Butcher, P Davies-Moore, Rev R Davis, M Day, S Fink, B French, J Hancock, Dr B Hartley, M Harvey (dec), Dr D Haultain, A Hill, G Hunt, M Hunt, Dr A Johnson, G Mickle, B Olney, Dr R Perry (dec), D Procopis, D Redpath, B Reinecke, M Siddons, G M Stooke OAM, J Suckling, R Todman, R Trend, R Vaughan, T Wilkinson

Honorary Life Members

R Arndt, J Freemantle, J Green, B Wright


D G Redpath (re-elected March 2012)


Tony Howarth AO CITWA

Board Members

D G Redpath (President), J Edwards, C Fear, M Fulker, K Gallagher, H Sauer, S Staniforth, D Vaux

Chief Executive Officer

M Sinderberry


M Wilson

Judiciary Board

M Tudori, M Hunt, J Hancock, B Thompson, P Ellis, M Parker, M Becker, D Hodson, L Davies, A O’Shea, B Mews

Australian Rugby Union Delegate



About Us 

RugbyWA is a not-for-profit organisation run by its ‘shareholders’ – WA clubs and affiliated bodies (juniors, schools, referees, womens and country rugby).

RugbyWA incorporates both Professional and Community Rugby. There is no private ownership of RugbyWA with profit generated re-invested into the game at all levels in WA.

Rugby is one of the few truly international sports and it is played in over 130 countries around the world. It is a sport strongly based on tradition and sportsmanship and rugby in Western Australia reflects this. The ethos and values adopted for the sport in this State are integrity, unity, courage, excellence and energy.

Rugby in Western Australia has a history dating back to 1881 and until 2006 participation in rugby in the State had only been on a community basis.

There has been enormous growth in participation and interest in community rugby from grassroots juniors to senior competitions.

The introduction of the Western Force as the fourth Australian Super Rugby franchise has taken the profile and interest in the code to another level.

The Western Force participates in the toughest and highest profile international provincial competition in the world. Importantly, half of their games each year are played in Perth.

Rugby is thriving in Western Australia upon a foundation of strong community rugby and a new and exciting professional team. We hope you will join us as we move forward and enjoy the ‘game they play in heaven’.

Our Purpose

To grow rugby participation and rugby talent in Western Australia, through the inspiration of our people and services.

Our Vision

To be the most respected professional sporting club in Western Australia by 2016.


Respect – Earning admiration through our behaviour, qualities and achievements.

Courage – A strength that allows one to overcome adversity and challenge the status quo.

Passion – Powerful emotion underpinning the commitment and dedication to achieve a common goal.