Vale Bob Kinkade

CRRL have paid tribute to Bob Kinkade who passed away earlier this week earlier this week at the age of 82 after a battle with illness.

Kinkade served the West Belconnen Warriors since their foundation in 1975 in a variety of roles such as coach, manager, committee member, scorer, ground announcer, timekeeper and club historian.

CRRL Committee Member Steve Troth said that Kinkade was a shining light for rugby league in the Canberra Region.

“Bob was a shining light, not just for people involved with West Belconnen Warriors but for rugby league within the Canberra Region as a whole,” Troth said. “People looked towards Bob because he was a leader and someone they could trust.

“He was a fantastic bloke and a real family man.”

West Belconnen Warriors President Steve Kirby said that Kinkade will be sorely missed by everyone at the club.

“He was a great man and will definitely be missed by the club.”

Kinkade was recently honoured by the Warriors as they renamed their scoreboard to “The Bob ‘Kinky’ Kinkade Scoreboard”.

Kinkade’s funeral details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 1st February 2018
Venue: Norwood Park Crematorium (65 Sandford Street Mitchell
Time: 10.30am