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Tribute to Tosser

 

The Redcliffe Dolphins paid a fitting tribute to one of the Club's greatest servants Dick "Tosser'' Turner on Saturday when it named its junior playing fields after him.


A crowd of about 100 people were at the fields at Talobilla Park, Kippa-Ring, for the officially naming ceremony.


Members of the Turner family widow Jan and son Richard were there to see the Dick Tosser Turner complex officially opened.


The five individual playing fields which are part of the complex have been named after five of the greatest players to pull on Redcliffe jerseys.

 

They are Ken McCrohon, Peter Leis, Tony Obst, Trevor Benson and Troy Lindsay.


To a man they all said they were humbled to be honoured alongside Dick Turner.


Turner was the first person to coach a Dolphins junior team in the Brisbane Rugby League in 1958.

 

Tosser took enormous pride in seeing young players he was associated with develop and succeed both on and off the field. 


He was the club president for 17 years and a tireless ambassador for rugby league on the Peninsula.


Queensland Rugby League greats Wally Lewis and Gene Miles attended Saturday's ceremony to honour a man who had such an impact on the game they love.

 

The famous five Ken McCrohon, Peter Leis, Tony Obst, Trevor Benson and Troy Lindsay.

 

By Dolphins Media - February 9, 2010

Photo courtesy of the Redcliffe and Bayside Herald