Three Life Members Inducted at Member Co AGM

The Members of South Sydney Football Club have inducted three new Life Members at todays Member Co. AGM held at Souths on Chalmers in Redfern, with former director The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP, former player Scott Geddes and Club historian Brad Ryder all being awarded Life Membership today.


The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP


The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP is a life-long Rabbitohs supporter who played a large role in having the Club reinstated to the NRL competition in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Mr Albanese is currently the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Leader of the House, and the Federal Member for Grayndler.


Mr Albanese served as a Director on the Football Club Board between the years of 1999 and 2002, and was a key figure in Group 14, an influential group which helped raise funds, awareness and the profile of the Rabbitohs fight for reinstatement to the competition between 1999 and 2001.


Mr Albanese has also been an influential figure in political circles, helping the Rabbitohs to meet its commitments to the South Sydney community, both locally in the South Sydney district and further afield in areas such as Coffs Harbour where the Rabbitohs and Souths Cares have a prominent footprint.


Mr Albanese has been a wonderful supporter of the Rabbitohs on many levels over many years, and thoroughly deserves Life Membership of the South Sydney Football Club.



Scott Geddes


Scott Geddes joined the Rabbitohs at the end of 2001 as part of the Clubs squad which was assembled for the NRL reinstatement season of 2002.


Mr Geddes made his first grade debut in the Clubs first victory after reinstatement against the Canberra Raiders in the nations capital in round two, 2002, and he went on to play 11 seasons with the Rabbitohs, playing 125 first grade games for South Sydney.


Mr Geddes won the Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year Award in 2009, and retired from Rugby League at the end of the 2012 season.


Mr Geddes now runs his own gymnasium and personal training company in Maroubra in the South Sydney district, and is a worthy recipient of Life Membership of the South Sydney Football Club.



Brad Ryder


Brad Ryder has been one of the South Sydney Clubs historians since 1998 through to the present day, helping to keep the rich history and heritage of the Club, which has developed since 1908, as one of the cornerstones upon which the Club is built.


Mr Ryder has also been a valued corporate partner of the Rabbitohs for the past five years, and has also penned two books on the Rabbitohs; They Wear the Red and Green, and MACCA Bob McCarthy My Life in Rugby League.


Mr Ryder is also assists with the R-Aging Rabbits South Sydney Past Players Association and the Sydney Metropolitan Committee of Men of League.


Mr Ryders fantastic work in helping to collect, collate, and circulate the history of this 105-year-old Club is worthy of Life Membership of the South Sydney Football Club.


Congratulations to Messrs Albanese, Geddes and Ryder on their Life Memberships.