LOGAN Coleman passed away last year but his love for the Kootingal Roosters lived on last Saturday when his family presented James Kiddle with a special award at the Group 4 Second Division rugby league club’s annual presentations.
A tradesman at North West Locksmiths, Logan’s life was cut short by cancer.
He had always wanted to play with his brother, Tony, and almost had that opportunity two seasons ago but injury stopped him and his older brother from running on together for the club.
On Saturday the Colemans, such a well-known name in the Kootingal and Moonbi communities, gathered at the Kootingal Hotel to present the Logan Coleman award to James Kiddle.
It was part of a huge day where the 1963 Under 18 premiership-winning side celebrated a 50-year reunion.
Kiddle is no stranger to injury after overcoming a “busted back” to play again this year.
It took him a few years to return to the footy field but he managed that this year.
“I broke my back four years ago,” Kiddle said.
“I took that year off.
I’m very honoured to have won this.
“Logan played a few games with us.”
WhileKiddle may or may not be retired, he believes the Roosters are an outstanding club.
The Colemans agreed.
Kate Coleman, Logan’s mum, said the magnificent big trophy was something the family wanted to present each year in memory of Logan.
“It had to be big,” she joked.
“He was six foot five.”