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Bob Vernon Memorial

Bob Vernon was a wonderful human, he was heavily involved in junior rugby league throughout his life, coaching at Norths in Brisbane. Our president John Catton has fond memories of “Uncle Bob” and his with wife whom they all called “Aunty Lil’. John says They were thankless for their contribution to Rugby League, and there is not one bad thing anyone would every say about the Vernon’s. They are beautiful human beings.

Message from our President ❤️
I played all my Junior football at Norths, and after my dad died when I was very young, Uncle Bob would always make sure that we (and my 2 brothers) could get to training and games when Mum had to work. He cared about everyone. We had a marvellous football side through the Juniors we won 4 out of 6 premierships in those number of years including only have 9 points scored against us one year.

Bob's passion was also for greyhounds, he always had a few racing greyhounds, and was also an active member of the greyhound industry being part of the QGOBTA, and the Capalaba club. It’s a great way of remembering Bob in his memory, for his love of his greyhounds, and his love for everyone. His son Arthur now has taken over from Bob, and is largely involved in Rugby League also, he has just been give Life Membership of the Qld Rugby League, and does so many wonderful things for our neighbours in the South Pacific regions, gathering Jerseys, Boots, even old Mobile phones to help those less fortunate than us.

The Capalaba Greyhound Club, hopes to have a big turnout in memory of Bob this coming Sunday 17th March 2019 in his honour. The former winner of the race and now stud dog ZINZAN BROOKE will also be there to see the field out, so bring the kids for a photo and a pat, and enjoy the racing up the straight with a burger and a beer this Sunday 17th March 2019 from 10am.

John Catton

Bob Vernon Memorial

  • 2022
  • 2021 Burnt Briar Clifford Houston 20.08
  • 2021 Impact Kevin Ellis 19.72
  • 2020 Opal Prince 19.96
  • 2019 Above Average Greg Stella 19.75
    2017 This Is Legit Mal Cuneo 20.54
    2016 Zinzan Brooke Wayne Thomson 19.72
    2015 More For You Peter Ruetschi 19.87
    2014 Kyan's Assassin Brain Druery 19.94
    2013 Tricky Terry Grant Fennelly 19.81
    2012 Wild Surfer Peter Wilson 20.51
    2011 Higher Ground Beryl Green 20.27
    2010 Reddy To Go Neil Catchpole 20.03