Kiama Knights celebrate 100 years

Kiama's oldest surviving player, 96-year-old Arthur Hall, will be one of the special guests at the Knights' centenary celebrations this weekend. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Kiama's oldest surviving player, 96-year-old Arthur Hall, will be one of the special guests at the Knights' centenary celebrations this weekend. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

ANTICIPATION is building as the Kiama Knights Rugby League Football Club prepares for a massive weekend of celebrations to mark its centenary.

Former players, officials and supporters will come from around Australia to join in the fun.

The weekend will feature matches at the Kiama Showground on Saturday against traditional rivals Jamberoo, and a function on Sunday where the club's Team of the Century will be announced.

Like any reunion, there are sure to be many tall tales of past glories and historic events will be embellished.

Among the guests will be the Knights' oldest surviving player Arthur Hall, who, at the age of 96, has been around almost as long as the club.

It will also be a double celebration for Knights co-captain Marc Laird, who will play his 200th first grade game on the day.

The weekend will kick off with welcome drinks at the Kiama Leagues Club from 6pm on Friday.

On Saturday it will be time for action, commencing at 12.05pm with the Women's League Tag, followed by reserve grade and first grade.

The Knights took a clean sweep of games against the Superoos in round one this year and will be keen to repeat that on Saturday.

The games will be followed by post-match drinks and food in The Pavilion foyer.

Things will really heat up on Sunday when the 100-year reunion luncheon takes place at the Kiama Leagues Club.

The day will include guest speakers, an auction of special centenary jumpers and a memorabilia display.

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