The North Beach Football Club last week lost one of its favourite sons when Rod “Quakka” Quayle died suddenly from a heart attack.
A veteran of more than 200 games with the Beach, he did much to set the club on the path to the 1993 premiership and, together with his wife Lorraine, did much off-field work to create the foundations of the successful club we know today.
An extremely popular and quietly spoken North Beach life member he was vice president in 1991-’92 and was registrar for a number of years, as well as a tireless member of the committee.
He was integral in the running of the club through this period and helped to attract some quality individuals to the club through his selfless attitude and drive to improve the club that was so precious to him.
As a mark of respect for one of the club’s great servants, all teams wore black armbands last weekend – and fittingly the club six of the seven matches it contested.
The club also extends its deepest sympathy to Lorraine, family and friends. Rod will be sadly missed.