Hi.  This will be a site concerned with recording the history of Rugby League in the Southwestern Slopes and Riverina – that area bounded by Group 9.

As Group 9 was both fluid and connected it will also include much about football beyond its borders – including historical records and images  from the ‘Southern Districts’ as well as from Country NSW more broadly.

This work is based on the work of late Wal Galvin of Stockinbingal and Cootamundra who spent decades collecting relevant resources

This site was established on 28 December 2015 but is not yet ready. The plan was to populate it with information and ‘launch’ it at the Maher Cup Reunion on 13 February 2016 but I think May may be more realistic.

It is a sister site to  There is also a Facebook page: maher cup country.  My email is

The first section I am working on is the year by year history.