At the NRL WA we would like to share our deepest sympathies with the family and friends of Fadi El-Akour.

A stedfast Willagee Bears supporter, Fadi was a passionate and dedicated lover of rugby league in this state. We were deeply saddened to learn of Fadi’s death and would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family on behalf of NRL WA and the rugby league community. While not a superstar in our game, he was a toiler, and as his team mates and friends would call him, a soldier who would go into a game with his head held high no matter what the circumstances.

Fadi’s contributions to the rugby league community of WA stem from his passion to help any and all around him. He was a dedicated team man, often coming to games just to watch his friends and family play, and then seeing that they were short, never hesitated to pull on the boots to help games go ahead. Containing a huge heart, he played rugby league the same way he lived his life, without fear. Off the field, he always supported numerous family and friends in the seniors, as well as the juniors.

Fadi was a deeply caring man. Knowing him personally, I am well aware of the shining differences he made in the lives of all those he came into contact with, not just in rugby league, but in his everyday life as well. He had an uncanny ability to make people around him smile no matter what mood they were in. Myself and everyone else here at NRL WA share your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Please let us know if you are having a difficult time. We are more than just a game.

With sincere sympathy,

Caleb Reedy
NRL WA Competition & Games Co-ordinator