From the great Cliffy Lyons to the toughness of Bill Hamilton, there were some wonderful memories shared by a group of former premiership winning players at 4 Pines Park on Tuesday.
It was all part of a special presentation made to former players who played 100 games or more for the Sea Eagles during their careers.
Each player was presented with a framed portrait image and their large flags that formed a spectacular backdrop for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 75th Year Walk of Fame in 2021.
Sixty-eight flags, running from Manly Surf Club through to Queenscliff, highlighted the Club’s eight premiership titles as well as past and present players who played 100 or more games for Manly.
The flags attracted plenty of attention from the local community and tourists who had the opportunity to learn more about the proud history of this famous Club that celebrates its 77th anniversary in season 2023.
Apart from Lyons and Hamilton, the presentation was also attended by Bill Bradstreet, Alan Thompson, Russel Gartner, Noel Cleal, David Ronson, Craig Hancock, Ian Roberts, and Jamie Buhrer.
The flag of Roy Bull – Manly’s first ever Test player – was collected by his son, Martin Bull, and grandson, George Bull.
Other family members collected the flags of former players with the great Graham Eadie represented by his sons, Brook and Todd Eadie.
The players and their families were also taken on a tour of the new Centre of Excellence building at 4 Pines Park with many amazed by the state of the art training facilities now used by the current Sea Eagles teams.