17th June 2024

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has paid tribute to well-known priest Father Bob Maguire, who died this week aged 88.

The Storm supercoach revealed to SEN’s Whateley how Father Bob grew to become a rock for individuals on the NRL membership through the notorious wage cap scandal in 2010, which noticed two premierships stripped and the shortcoming to accrue competitors factors that yr.

“I keep in mind after I got here to the membership he was an enormous supporter of the membership, and round a good bit,” Bellamy stated of Father Bob.

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“However the factor that stands out that I keep in mind about him, we went by way of that wage cap debacle in 2010 and I am unable to keep in mind an individual that gave the gamers and membership extra assist than Father Bob did throughout that point.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy and late Melbourne priest Father Bob Maguire. (Getty)

“I’ll all the time keep in mind him for that. The quantity of assist he gave our gamers… by way of that point was unbelievable.

“I do not suppose I’ve met too many down-to-earth, give it to you straight, than Father Bob. It is a actually unhappy time, to be trustworthy.”

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Father Bob was identified for his charity and social justice work within the south Melbourne space.

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