Gloria Burrows – A Bulldog Legend

Story courtesy of the Kalamunda Bulldogs website

Gloria Burrows is the clubs oldest living female Life Member of the Western Australia Rugby League club the Kalamunda Bulldogs.

Gloria Burrows’ dedication to the Bulldogs has brought an extreme uniqueness to the club. She has been following her beloved Bulldogs since she was 15 and attended the last game against the South West Warriors. Her husband Jim Burrows [Jimbo] was an original player when the Victoria Park Rugby League Football Club was founded in 1948, he was also a Life Member of the Bulldogs and promoted the club and more importantly the juniors for many years.

Their son Craig Burrows was represented the club in First Grade and also sponsored the club in the past few years. Also their daughter Debby has been with the club since child hood and is unfortunately not well at present and the clubs thoughts are with her and her family at this time.

Reif Saunders is Gloria and Jim Burrows grandson and is also a former player and is now plying his trade as a junior referee through the WARL system.

Loyal support like Gloria’s is essential to the clubs culture and success. The Bulldogs would like to thank her and her family for supporting the Kalamunda Bulldogs Rugby League club.

1949 - Honuring the Originals - Bulldogs

Back Row – (L to R): Doug Pritchett, Jim Burrows, Jim Cook, Bill Cole (President) J. Thickbroom, Owen Woolfitt, Stan Chivers
Front Row – (L to R): Dennis Little, Merv Hawthorn, Neville Gobby, Bruce Pritchett, Jim Pascoe, B. Andrews, M. Skinner
Absent: Bill Hillier