THE official naming of the Danny Buderus Field will be held as part of the Manning in Motion’s celebrity league tag challenge on Saturday January 24.
Taree Panthers Junior Rugby League Club made the suggestion to council to name the field opposite the canteen at Taree Recreation Centre in Buderus’s honour. Buderus started his rugby league career at a junior playing at the recreation centre. He is also a patron of the Taree Panthers.
Buderus is Taree’s most decorated footballer. He played for Australia 25 times and represented NSW in 21 State of Origin matches. While playing in England with Leeds he captained the Exiles team against England – a team made up of overseas players involved in the English Super League.
A hooker, Buderus played a record number of matches with the Newcastle Knights while he was a member of the club’s premiership winning side in 2001. He was the Dally M player of the year in 2004. Buderus was inducted into the Greater Taree City Council Sporting Hall of Fame in 2010.
He retired after the 2013 season but remains involved with the Knights in a coaching capacity.
His last game in this area was in 1994 when he played five-eighth for Taree United’s premiership winning under 18 side.
“It is very fitting that this field be named in his honour to recognise his achievements,” mayor Paul Hogan said.
“His sporting achievements are something that many young Manning athletes can aspire to.”
Buderus will join the mayor, the executive of the Taree Panthers and Manning in Motion organisers at noon on Saturday January 24 to officially name the field. The community are invited to attend.
Danny Buderus makes a break for NSW in a State of Origin clash in 2005. A field will be named in his honour at Taree Recreation Centre on Saturday January 24.
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