Players to vie for Doyle Medallion
WHILE victory will be the top priority tonight when Wattles and Warwick run on in the A-grade clash for the Barrett Family Shield at Father Ranger Oval, all players taking part in the pre-season tradition will be eligible to win the inaugural Terry Doyle Memorial Medallion.
A former Wattles club president, Terry Doyle needs no introduction in the Central Downs and Warwick area due to his outstanding contribution to rugby league in the area, both at senior and junior level.
He was secretary of the Wattles senior club from 1994 to 1998 and president in 1999, 2000 and 2005.
Terry was presented with life membership of Wattles in 2000 in recognition of his many years of dedication to the organisation.
He also served as a committee member and tour official for the QRL South-West Division juniors for more than a decade. He lost a brave battle with cancer in July last year, but the memory of his dedication and contribution will live on in Wattles’ and local rugby league history, and through awards such as the medallion named in his honour.
After consultation with Barrett family members, the Terry Doyle Memorial Medallion has came into being, the award for the best and fairest player in the Barrett Shield trial.