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Competition - NRL Premiership

Teams - Manly Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels

Date – 14th or April 2016

Venue – Brookvale Oval, Sydney NSW

Photographer – Grant Trouville

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Passionate Sea Eagles Member, Barbara ‘Babs’ Kable, has been overwhelmed with the kindness and support shown her way over the past few days.

The 83-year-old was featured in articles in the Manly Daily and The Daily Telegraph on Thursday, as well as a special video interview with Steve Menzies on, about her love for Manly.

‘Babs’ has followed the Sea Eagles since attending the club’s inaugural premiership match at Brookvale Oval against Western Suburbs Magpies on April 12, 1947.

She was also present for Manly’s first every premiership victory at Brookvale Oval, a 15-7 win over Parramatta Eels on May 31, 1947.

Last night, ‘Babs’ was at her beloved Brookie again, cheering on the Sea Eagles against the Eels.

Prior to the match, the Sea Eagles arranged for ‘Babs’ to be interviewed by Channel Nine’s Yvonne Sampson and Brad Fittler as part of their pre-game coverage, before she stood in the middle of the field chatting with injured Manly half-back Daly Cherry-Evans.

Tomorrow, ‘Babs’ will talk about her passion for the Sea Eagles as part of a live studio interview on Channel Nine’s The Today Show at 8.20am.

Enjoy the moment, ‘Babs’, and thank you for being a loyal Sea Eagles Member!

Click here to watch the Steve Menzies video with 'Babs'.


Acknowledgement of Country

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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