Vale John O'Toole

Rugby League in Australia is mourning the loss of former Vice President and veteran administrator John O'Toole OAM, M.B.E, who passed away recently.

O'Toole spent over 60 years involved in the game of Rugby League, initially as a player with the Bathurst Railway Club, and in subsequent years as a Committee Member, General Manager and Vice President in numerous organisations.

Up until 2008 he still held the post of vice-president of the NSW Rugby League while he was also a member of the NSW Leagues' Club board.

ARL Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Geoff Carr, said today that John would be missed by everyone associated with the game.