Merrin a star for the Brumbies
instead of the planned interviewer. Chris boasts one Yeoval “cap”; his grandfather “too many to count”!
“That was something we will never forget!”
Keith Walsham (Wallaby 1962-63) attended along with his son Peter who flew from the Pilbara (WA). Keith’s father Eric was instrumental in reviving rugby in Yeoval (and Western NSW generally) after the hiatus caused by World War 2. A NOTE received from former Dubbo Regional Council General Manager Mark Riley has alerted me to the sporting fortunes of a former local.
Merrin Starr was Operations Supervisor at the Old Dubbo Gaol before leaving for the nation’s capital to pursue a career with ACT Fire and Rescue.
It seems Merrin was a top-class rugby player for many years before coming to Dubbo and has returned to her roots in the game.
Merrin is playing in the front row for the ACT Brumbies Women’s team in the inaugural Super W tournament.
Check out Merrin’s story at www.rugby.com. au/videos/2018/04/06/in-focus-merrin-starr
Merrin Starr pictured during her time in Dubbo, in 2014. PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS/FILE