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The Pratten Park Magpies, representing Western Suburbs veterans who played at the famous Ashfield ground, are having a reunion lunch at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club on Saturday and will be coming to Henson Park for the Newtown-Wests Premier League clash that afternoon.
Legendary Magpies such as Noel Kelly, Keith "Yappy" Holman, John Dorahy, Peter Dimond, Dennis Meaney, Harry Wells, Don Parish, Ian Schubert, Trevor Cogger, John "Chow" Hayes, Neville "Boxhead" Charlton, Mick Liubinskas, , Mick Alchin, John Elford plus many other notorious Wests identities have already indicated that they will be in attendance.
The Pratten Park Magpies organising committee heard that the 2003 Western Suburbs Magpies would be playing the Jets, so they have all decided to come to the game at Henson Park this Saturday to watch the two NSW Premier League and 1908 Foundation Clubs do battle.
The Newtown Jets extend an invitation to all other former Magpie players, officials and supporters who would like to come along and join in what promises to be a terrific day, with all these former Western Suburbs hard cases and heroes on show.
See you all at Henson Park, Saturday, August 2, for the Newtown-Wests Premier League match at 3pm, and for a wonderful opportunity to catch up with all these marvellous old Magpies from out of Rugby League folklore.