“Sodo” turns 80
RONNY Soden was a legendary boxer and one of Macquarie rugby league’s most enduring characters.
Last week he turned 80 and family and friends gathered at the RSL to celebrate another “big 0”.
On the same day son Mark turned 50, so the pair blew out “a lot of candles” between them!
Ron was a state and national title holder, rated in the ranks of the best in Australia. He fought in troupes with Dennis Ritchie and the late Tom “Bomber” Carney and played football in a great era with Macquarie from the late ‘50s right up until the early ‘80s.
The highly regarded clubman was delighted to have so many former colleagues from all spheres of his colourful life on hand for the happy occasion.
Henry Wilcockson and Ron Soden with half-centurion Mark. Sodo Jnr captained Australian Schoolboys on a tour of England before forging a great career with the North Sydney Bears. PHOTO: SUPPLIED