While not as storied as some of their rival clubs, the proud Willagee Bears have been a part of the landscape here in Western Australia for a long time.
The mighty bears, in the red & black, have never won a First Grade Premiership in their illustrious history but they have developed some amazing talent within their ranks.
The likes of Chance Peni, Royce Hunt and NRL W star Shanice Parker were developed at the club, and while he was an adult when he came over, Jordan Pereira cut his teeth at Webber Reserve.
And while they spent a couple years in the wilderness, they are back in the Men’s Val Murphy Competition, with club stalwarts Tremayne Kamso, Ryan Mills, Luke Pollock and Andrew Bannister back in the fold with numerous others.
Current President Danielle Parker, was also one of the first women to be selected for the Jillaroos, while the Parker family have dedicated three generations of female footballing trailblazers to Willagee, Western Australia and Australia, with Michelle Parker aka “Ma” a good rugby league player in her own right.
This weekend, they celebrate their 60 year anniversary, at their still new facility at Webber Reserve, Willagee. All are encouraged to come down and enjoy the day and celebrate with this proud club.