Sunday, 4 March 2018

Laws family played Rugby Union and soccer.

Some of you will know of Fred Laws who played for Queensland and the  Kangaroos in the 1920's and 1930's and Colin Laws who played for Queensland in the same time frame. However before they took up Rugby League family membes played Rugby Union or Soccer.
In Warwick, Richard and Lionel played Rugby Union for the Junior Boomerangs. The Junior Boomerangs won the competition 3 years in a row but in the 1911-1912 season they were undefeated. Note in the photo below that X marks the spot. Someone in the past has made sure that we know which one is the Laws family member.

Richard is 2nd from the right








The next photo is the team in 1913 and this includes Lionel as well and the caption "Premiers in 1911, 1912 and  1913".
Seated at the front left- Lionel, Seated on the left in the second row -Richard










In 1917 Fred was the Captain and Colin , a member, of the Allora State School Soccer team that won the premiership. Now you are going to ask me what other teams were in the competition, aren't you? Well, I don't know. I found in Trove that they played in Clifton and drew nil all with the Clifton Convent. Read all about it at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/187509312   as it was a "ding dong game"