Tom Bellew

Last updated

Thomas Joseph Bellew (30 January 1922 – 26 June 2001) was an Australian rugby league administrator. He was educated at Marcellin College Randwick, and was Dux of the college in 1938. Having had a long career as a grade referee, he became the Code's pre-eminent expert on the rules before serving as a Vice President of the New South Wales Rugby League from 1974 to 1983. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1983 and remained in that position until 1986. He was also a long-serving director of the Australian Rugby League from 1983 to 1997. In 1986 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to the sport and for public service. He was also the chairman of the Gold Coast Chargers from 1996 to 1998 and the inaugural chairman of the Metropolitan Cup. His youngest son, Geoffrey Bellew, is a Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW [1] [2]

Related Research Articles

Brennan is an Irish surname which is an Anglicised form of two different Irish language surnames—Ó Braonáin and Ó Branáin. Historically, one source of the surname was the prominent clan Ua Braonáin (O'Brennan) of Uí Duach (Idough) in Osraige who were a junior Dál Birn sept stemming from a younger son of Cerball mac Dúnlainge (d.888). Recent surname evaluations highlighted the geographic consistency of this lineage in the barony of Idough.

Jack Rowell OBE is an English rugby union coach and executive. He is the former coach of Bath and England.

Cricket Australia Governing body of cricket in Australia

Cricket Australia (CA), formerly known as the Australian Cricket Board (ACB), is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in Australia. It was originally formed in 1905 as the 'Australian Board of Control for International Cricket'. It is incorporated as an Australian Public Company, limited by guarantee.

John Richard Heaton Greenwood, is an English former rugby union player and coach. A flanker, he played for Waterloo, Cambridge University, Lancashire and England. He later coached Preston Grasshoppers and England.

Raymond John Groom is an Australian lawyer and former sportsman and politician, representing the Liberal Party in the Federal Parliament 1975–84 and the Tasmanian Parliament 1986–2001. He was a Federal and state minister for a total of 13 years. He was Premier of Tasmania from 1992 to 1996 and also served as Deputy Premier and Attorney-General.

Kevin Emery Humphreys was an Australian rugby league footballer and administrator. He was chairman of the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL), from about 1973 to 1983. In 1980, he was instrumental in the establishment of the State of Origin series between teams representing New South Wales and Queensland.

Wayne John Pearce OAM is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. An athletic lock for the Balmain Tigers, he was affectionately known as 'Junior'. Pearce represented New South Wales in the State of Origin Series as well as the Australian national rugby league team.

Graeme Julian Samuel AC is an Australian businessman. He was the Managing Director and head of the Melbourne office of M&A advisory firm Greenhill Caliburn, and is a member of the Australian National University Council. He previously served as the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from 1 July 2003 to 31 July 2011.

Michael Cleary (rugby)

Michael Arthur Cleary AO is an Australian former rugby union and rugby league and footballer of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and politician. He represented Australia in both rugby codes as well as in athletics making him one of only four Australians who have represented their country at full international level in three different sports. He represented as a Wallaby in 6 Tests in 1961 and as a Kangaroo in 8 Tests from 1962.

Ross Oakley is an Australian businessman and former Australian rules footballer with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He is CEO of the Victorian Rugby Union and was appointed CEO of the new the Melbourne Rebels rugby union franchise in September 2010.

Terence Colin Fearnley was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach.

Kenneth Richard "Arko" Arthurson AM is an Australian rugby league football identity. Affectionately known as "The Godfather of Manly", he played, coached and was later an administrator at the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles club in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership. Later he ran the NSWRL, and then the Australian Rugby League during the 1990s' Super League war, resigning in 1997 as part of the peace process for creating the unified National Rugby League.

Marcellin College Randwick Independent single-sex secondary day school in Australia

Marcellin College Randwick is an independent systemic Roman Catholic single-sex secondary day school for boys, located in Randwick, a south-eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Conducted by the Marist Brothers and founded in 1923, Marcellin is a school of the Archdiocese of Sydney, and currently caters for approximately 962 students from Years 7 to 12.

John Dorahy, also known by the nickname of "Joe Cool", is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach. He played in the Australian New South Wales Rugby League premiership and also represented for NSW Country, New South Wales Origin and Australia. Dorahy later played and coached in the English Championship, and coached in the Super League. He began his playing career at fullback and in later years moved into the centres. As coach of Wigan, he is one of a select few to have a guided his club to the league championship and Challenge Cup 'double'.

Major General Sir William Dudley Duncan Refshauge, was an Australian soldier and public health administrator. He was Honorary Physician to Queen Elizabeth II (1955–64), Director-General of the Australian Government Department of Health (1960–73), and Secretary-General of the World Medical Association (1973–76).

Ian Brusasco AO, AM is an Australian businessman, known for his significant contributions to sport, politics and charity. He has served as chairman and director on a wide variety of boards, across a range of industries, including WorkCover Queensland, Queensland Investment Corporation, Gladstone Ports Corporation, Foodbank Qld, Port of Brisbane Corporation, Australian Soccer Federation, Queensland Soccer Federation, Oceania Football Confederation, Brisbane Strikers, Radio Station 4TAB, Radio Station 4KQ and Labor Holdings. Brusasco also served as an alderman in the Brisbane City Council for 14 years.

Peter Allen Fricker, OAM, is an Australian sports physician and administrator. He was a team doctor to several Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games teams and director of the Australian Institute of Sport between 2005 and 2011.

Harry Jepson was an English rugby league administrator and president of Leeds Rhinos.


  1. Jack Gallaway, Jack (2002). The Brisbane Broncos: The Team to Beat, p. 7. University of Queensland Press. ISBN   0702233420
  2. Masters, Roy (27 June 2001). "Final wish granted to selfless contributor". Sydney Morning Herald , p. 25