Goondiwindi Rugby League Identity Raymond "Ticka" Small Passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2 aged 71
"Ticka", as he was affectionately known, as had a wonderful rugby league career spanning many years. He was a gifted halfback and commenced his career in the 1963 as a spritely 14-year-old for the Goondiwindi Magpies.
He joined the newly formed McIntyre Club playing under 18s and senior grades and was picked in the Group 5 representative side.
He chanced his hand at Seagulls club on the Tweed and received a call to Mount Isa where he played with the famous Daisy brothers Vern and Frank.
He Returned to Goondiwindi to coach them in 1974 and 1975. He also coached Inglewood Roosters in that period. He also coached Charleville Railways.
He was a well-loved publican and worked at many establishments such as the Charleville Railway Hotel, the Langham Hotel in Warwick as well as hotels at Inglewood and Roma. Even the Balmoral Bowls Club.
He was an accomplished bowler and when he lost his leg Men of League supplied him with a bowling apparatus to assist with his bowling. It must have been alright as he represented Queensland in the Queensland disabled side.
Late of Kaloma Home for the Aged, formerly of Boggabilla & Goondiwindi.
Passed away peacefully on Friday 2nd October 2020, aged 71 years.
Devoted Husband to Chris (Dec),
Respected and loved Father of Nicole, Monique, David & Renee.
Much loved Brother to Dorothy, David (Dec) & Peter (Dec).
Relatives and friends of the Late "Ticka" Small, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, to be held at the Goondiwindi Rugby League Football Field on Thursday 8th October 2020 at 11am (Qld), thence for interment at the Boggabilla Cemetery.
"Re-United with his beloved Chris"
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His funeral will be conducted at his beloved Goondiwindi Rugby League Club on Thursday at 11am.