Manly Warringah Sea Eagles pass on their condolences to the family of the late Rupert Hudson (OAM).

Aged 88, Rupert had a lifelong commitment to Manly as a player, coach and administrator. His OAM acknowledged this and his charitable work for the underprivileged in our society through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

His involvement with Manly included:

-  President, Manly Warringah Rugby League Football Club, 1993-1998

-  Member, Football Club Board, 1959-1975 and 1988-2001;

-  Patron, 1975-1980;

-  Juniors Coach, 1963-1970

-  Coach, 1958-1963

-  Player 1946-1958

-  Foundation Member 1946

-  Life Member, 1970.

-  Board Member, Manly Leagues Club, 1959-1998, Life Member, 1973.

Rupert passed away suddenly at home on July 18. He is survived by his wife Kathleen, seven children (Ron, Kevin, Elaine, Bernie, Keith, John and Chris ) and many grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

The Sea Eagles plan to wear black armbands and hold a minute’s silence before the NRL kick-off against the Sydney Roosters at Lottoland tomorrow (Sunday).