Naming of ‘Bob Weir Grandstand’ on Public Exhibition

Naming of ‘Bob Weir Grandstand’ Public Exhibition

Recognising the contribution made by the late Bob Weir to Rugby League, Council considered a motion at the June 2022 Ordinary Meeting to name the new Cale Oval Grandstand the ‘Bob Weir Grandstand’ subject to a public exhibition period.

Mayor of Narromine Shire Council, Clr Craig Davies said he feels this is a fitting tribute to Bob Weir, who contributed immensely to the game of Rugby League and to the Narromine Jets Rugby League Club.

“Bob is considered a Rugby League legend, playing league for 20 years, donning NSW and country jerseys, international clashes and winning three premierships as the coach of Narromine. He contributed to the game with a lifetime of mentoring and is considered a highly respected man within the Narromine community.”

“The naming of the Bob Weir Grandstand is subject to community feedback and Council encourages residents to make a submission for consideration.”

Bob Weir made his football debut for Narromine as an 18-year-old in 1955. He was involved with the club until 1981, a term spanning 26 years, where he captained/coached the club for 11 years. 

Bob played at a representative level for Western Division, Country and NSW. He was part of the Western Division Team that drew 24-all against England at Wade Park in Orange in 1958 when the Lions toured Australia. He was a Rugby League Country selector for 9 years until 1998, a Group 11 and Western Division Life Member. Since 2003 the Player of the Match in the Group 11 Grand Final has been awarded the Bob Weir Medal.

Mr Bob Weir passed away on 26 March this year at 85 years of age.

The naming of the grandstand proposal, will be on Public Exhibition until 5.00 pm Monday,15 August 2022. Written or electronic submissions are invited during this period.

To make a submission, visit Narromine Shire Council’s webpage


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Narromine Shire Council, Mayor, Clr Craig Davies T: 0429 887 707