Giants Life Members

2005: Rick PLANT

RICK PLANT - JOONDALUP GIANTS HISTORY. 1996 saw Rick Plant and his son Ryan joining the Giants, this was the beginning of Rick's involvement in running of this great club. Rick, like most parents started off being the taxi driver, then graduated to water runner and general dogsbody for his son's team. Rick began his time as a sponsor of the club in 1998 when his business Security Wise sponsored the jerseys worn by Ryan's team. This was the beginning of Rick's involvement with the sponsorship which is so important to the survival of a Rugby League Club, not only has Security Wise been an ongoing sponsors, but Rick has also bought many sponsors who have donated funds and goods over the years. 2000 saw the involvement of Butter cup as donors of all the bread used in our sausage sizzles and canteens over the year. This sponsorship was as a direct result of Rick's work for his club. Rick has been a committee member since 2000 and willingly took over the role of Junior President in Season 2001, On top of his busy life running a family business, Rick also took on the task of producing weekly newsletters in 2001. Since 2002, Rick has been an integral part of the senior side of our club, not only acting as first grade manager and assistant to Jeff Costello, but also as the club's voice on the committee establishing the new club rooms at Arena Joondalup. The building of our new clubs is, to a large degree, as a result of the work of Rick Plant. Rick has been a loyal and hard working member of the Giants since 1996, although his son has not played since 1999. He is always willing and able to help, physically, by sourcing sponsorship and by being a sounding board for the resident committee. Through all the highs and lows experienced by our club over the last few years, he has not left our side.

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2005: Brad COSTELLO

BRADLEY TOBIAS COSTELLO - JOONDALUP GIANTS HISTORY At the age of 7 years, Brad was the first player to sign up with the Joondalup Giants for their first season in 1991. He is the only player to have played continuously for the entire 15 years of the Giants existence. Brad played 150 junior games and has played 50 senior games so far. Brad went through the all too familiar `ball boy, assisting with setting up and packing up, always first there and last to leave' syndrome that goes with the territory for offspring of parents who are committee members of sporting bodies. At the tender age of 16, Brad completed his level one coaching accreditation and along with Scott Keyes, they took on the daunting task of coaching the Under 9's. They were probably the youngest coaches to have ever coached a side, in WA anyway! Brad continued to coach this age group on his own for the next 3 years. They were successful in winning the under 11's premiership in 2001. He finally handed over the reigns to Sean Good in 2003. He took a couple of years off coaching to concentrate on his own football before being coerced into coaching the under 16's in 2004 taking them to the final. Brad played in the under 17's premiership side in 1999. 2002 saw Brad taking part in the WA Under 18's Development squad who played against South Africa in Perth. 2004 saw Brad taking part in the Third Grade premiership side. Brad was captain of the Joondalup First Grade this season (2005) At the age of 22, this is a testament to the high regard placed on Brad by his peers. He is a quiet unassuming player who tends to shun the limelight on the field, whilst being a leader of the social set off the field. He is a skilled player who still has his best football ahead of him. Brad is considered by all who know him to be a leader of men and an exceptional role model for the younger members of our club. His loyalty and pride in his Club have been exceeded by no man or woman. During the lean years when his fellow players were opting for other Clubs and other codes, Brad has stayed true to his heart and stuck to his belief in the Giants. Brad will continue to be a loyal proud Giant both on and off the field for many years to come!

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2013: Mick SMITH

Mick Smith was added to the Joondalup Giants RLC list of Life Members as quite possibly the most experienced coach in the Giants 23 year history, and to date, the only premiership-winning First Grade coach of the Joondalup Giants.

Mick's Giants career began in 1996 as the Joondalup Giants' Development Officer for the WARL, a role which he kept from 1996-1999. From there, Mick took to coaching at the Giants: First-Grade (1999-2001, 2009-2010), Under 18's (2006-2007, 2013), Under 16's (2004, 2010-2012), and Under 12's (1999) as well as being WA Under 18's Assistant Coach in 2006 and Coach in 2007 and Giants' Coaching Co-ordinator in 2012.

In total, to date, Mick has coached approximately 150 games for the Joondalup Giants (90 Junior grades, 60 First-Grade).

Mick's Giants' career is not just limited to on-field work, with the titles of Club President (2007) and Club Vice-President (2006) among his time on the Giants committee (1999-2000, 2006-2007, 2009-present) as well as being a Joondalup Giants representative on the four-club sporting body 'ACSRA' who ran the Arena Joondalup Clubhouse (2011-2013) before the Giants left ACSRA in favour of renovating the club's spiritual home at Admiral Reserve, Heathridge. Mick also was a board member of the WARL in 2007-2008.

"I look forward to being actively involved with the club for many years to come. I will always cherish the fond memories that I have of my winter days at Admiral Oval."

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2016: Darren SMITH

Darren Smith has been a big part of the Giants throughout the club's history.

Son of both fellow Life Members Marilyn and Gary Smith, Darren has played both Juniors and Seniors with the Joondalup Giants, coached numerous Juniors teams over the years and in 2016 joined the Seniors coaching ranks, taking the reins of the Giants First-Grade side. A year that saw the Joondalup Giants RLC be awared the NRLWA Seniors Club Champions for the first time.
Darren is also heavily involved with the West Coast Pirates squads.

Darren's company, Armada Construction Group (ACG), is also a long-time sponsor of the Giants, and also became the club's Major Sponsor in 2016.

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Major Sponsor

Giants Notice Board

Dorrien Gardens, West Perth

Sunday 10th September
- Under 13s
Joondalup vs Rockingham

Saturday 16th September
10:30am - Womens LeagueTag
Joondalup vs Fremantle

11:40am - Under 18s
Joondalup vs North Beach

1:10pm - 'Val Murphy Trophy'
Joondalup vs South Perth


Saturday 23rd September 2017
Admiral Park, Heathridge
Times TBA
Contact Gregg on 0488 465 271

Saturday 30th September 2017
The Woodvale Tavern Reception Centre
Contact Adam (0431 369 441) or Bel (0433 302 582)