The past and present Kempsey rugby league community will come together for a reunion on Saturday April 20 at the Kempsey Heights Bowling Club.
One of the reunion organisers, David MacColl, is calling on all Kempsey Cowboys, Kempsey Dragons and Macleay Valley Mustangs past and present players, officials and supporters to meet for a celebration of their involvement in rugby league in the Macleay.
"Kempsey has never really had a rugby league reunion and it's sad because past players and supporters have passed away and it has been years since we have all seen each other," Mr MacColl told the Argus.
"People have moved all over the place over the years but it would be awesome to get everyone back together.
"My biggest fear is people who would want to come, and don't hear about it, so we need to spread the message as much as we can."
Mr MacColl is looking forward to catching up with players from the 'golden era' and meeting the people who keep the Kempsey rugby league flag flying today.
"We are expecting a lot of people to turn up from the golden days of rugby league in Kempsey," he said.
"There is already more than 100 past players who have shown interest in coming to the reunion."
A journeyman, Mr MacColl played rugby league across both NSW and Qld but admits his favourite place to strap on the boots was in Kempsey.
"Out of all the areas I have played and coached, Kempsey was always special to me and I think it's the best place in Australia," Mr MacColl said.
Mr MacColl coached the Kempsey Dragons in 1985 and 1988 and coached the Macleay Valley Mustangs in 1994.
The fullback and centre pulled on the boots for the clubs in 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993 and 1994.
The reunion will start at 12.30 and a lawn bowls event will be held.
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