Thirlmere, The Oaks 'old boys' prepare to pull on the boots again

The Thirlmere-Tahmoor Roosters side that won the 1997 reserve grade premiership. Picture: Rooster Thirlmere Facebook page
The Thirlmere-Tahmoor Roosters side that won the 1997 reserve grade premiership. Picture: Rooster Thirlmere Facebook page

Prepare to take a trip down memory lane in The Oaks this Sunday.

Rugby league fans will be treated when the Thirlmere-Tahmoor Roosters and The Oaks Tigers "old boys" teams face off at Dudley Chesham Oval.

Players from eras gone by will pull on their boots again for a friendly game of touch football. The game will be a highlight of the Thirlmere-Tahmoor's third annual Old Boys Day.

Pete Palmer, who co-founded the Thirlmere Roosters Old Boys Club, said it was a great day to celebrate the Roosters' history.

"It's a reunion, we will have ex-players from as far back as the 1960s coming along," he said.

"It's great to get these guys back to the club to catch up and have a beer."

However, Palmer said the Roosters would also celebrate women who had made big contributions to the club.

"We have a lot of women who have been involved in things like running the canteen or club fundraisers over the years," she said.

"We have six to eight women in our Old Boys Club.

"Our club has more than 20 paid members who all receive season passes to our home games.

"We thank our major sponsor Tahmoor Inn for their ongoing support."

The Roosters versus Tigers old boys game will be held at 10.30am this Sunday, May 3.

The match will be followed by a big afternoon of Group 6 senior rugby league action.