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Vale Noel Bissett

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Vale Noel Bissett

The Canberra Rugby League community is in mourning with the passing of long time former Canberra Region Rugby League Chairman and respected NSWRL referee, Noel Bissett on Anzac Day. Canberra Region Rugby League Chairman Gary Green today paid tribute to Noel Bissett.

“Noel has given so much to the local rugby league through the Canberra District Referees Association and as Chairman of the Canberra Region Rugby League, a position he held for 12 years. Noel was also Chairman of The Men of League where he worked with his committee giving back to the greater league family for those in need of a helping hand.

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A true gentleman: Raiders and Canberra rugby league community mourn passing of Noel Bissett

The rugby league community is in mourning following the death of former Canberra Regional Rugby League chairman and referee Bissett on Saturday.

"Noel was a highly respected referee and administrator and had been involved with the game for over 50 years in Canberra and the region," Raiders CEO Don Furner said. "We have lost a true gentleman a great rugby league man.

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Sorry to hear. Noel was synonymous with the Canberra local comp.

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Glad to see there's a thread on this. Noel was an absolute gentleman, who has had a profound impact on the game in our region. Whenever we talked, you could see the passion he had for rugby league. While you could question some of the decisions he made as CRRL chairman, you could never question his motives. Everything he did was for the betterment of the game, and our region will be poorer for his loss.
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Vale Noel Bissett: Canberra rugby league loses one of its greatest servants
Tim Gavel

Noel Bissett loved telling the story about the day he refereed a game at Captains Flat. On that day an elderly lady brandishing an umbrella pursued him across the ground. The elderly lady in question was apparently upset with a number of Noel’s rulings that happened to go against the home team.

For Noel, it was part of the fabric of rugby league and he appeared to love every minute of his time in the game.

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A live stream of Noel Bissett's funeral service will be available at 10am on Thursday morning.

A tribute to Noel Bissett: https://www.crrl.com.au/a-tribute-to-noel-bissett/
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NRL match officials to honour Canberra referee and rugby league identity Noel Bissett

Considered the best referee of all time, Bill Harrigan got emotional talking about the match officials honouring Noel Bissett by wearing black armbands in the NRL's return.

"I think it's brilliant [they're wearing black armbands]. Thoroughly deserved and absolutely brilliant. I don't think you can talk about people in any higher regard ... would do anything for you.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

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