Former Western Suburbs player Jim cody passed away. Let’s see what happened to him and Jim cody cause of death in detail.
What happened to Jim cody?
The demise of former Western Suburbs footballer Jim Cody has shocked the Wests Tigers. Western Suburbs Magpies announced the sad demise news of Jim Cody, the statement reads,
Western Suburbs Magpies are saddened to advise that Jim Cody passed away overnight aged 79.
Jimmy played his junior footy with South Strathfield before being graded in 1961, playing 11 seasons straight until 1971 and a final season in 1973.
Jimmy played a total of 192 games with our Club including 128 in First Grade debuting at the age of 18. In a career of many highlights, Jimmy was an integral part of our legendary sides in the ’60s, playing in the 1962 Grand Final, packing down with our Captain, Kel O’Shea in the 2nd row, John ‘Chow’ Hayes, Noel ‘Ned’ Kelly and Dennis Meaney up front with Kevin Smyth at lock.
He was a Reserve for the infamous 1963 Decider and represented City 2nd’s v Country the same year.
Jim capped off a stirring Career with Captain – Coach roles at Nambucca Heads, Griffith, Goulburn United, Coffs Harbour Jetty, Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga & Sawtell.
Jim cody cause of death
After making his first-grade debut in 1962, Cody spent more than ten years playing forward for the Magpies. He died last night at the age of 79. No other details on his cause of death has not yet revealed. Once got enough information on Jim cody cause of death we will update this page.
Cody participated in the 1962 Grand Final as a 19-year-old and was complicit in the altercation that resulted in St. George forward Billy Wilson’s dismissal. In 1963, another Grand Final year for Cody and Western Suburbs, Jim played for City Seconds. Cody, a Strathfield kid who played 159 games in the top division up to 1973, did Western Suburbs proudly.
Jim cody: Who was he?
Australian retired rugby league footballer Jim Cody (1943–2022) competed in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a second rower and a lock forward for Western Suburbs.
Before being signed by Western Suburbs, Cody played junior rugby league for South Strathfield and subsequently the Enfield Federals.
In 1962, Cody made his first-team Wests debut at Henson Park against Newtown. Cody participated in the 1962 NSWRL championship game versus St. George that same year.
Cody made a strong tackle on Norm Provan of St. George in the first half that caused him to lose consciousness. Billy Wilson, a Saints player who had stated at halftime that he wanted to exact revenge on Cody, attacked the player with a high tackle in the second half, leading to his dismissal early on. St. George managed to win the premiership 9-6 despite being down a man.
Cody was not included in the 1963 grand final team, which played and lost to St. George once more. This would be the final grand final Western Suburbs would participate in before quitting the league in 1999. Cody played with Wests for the following nine seasons before retiring after 1973.
Tributes to Jim Cody
Peter John Clarke
I was fortunate to spend over 40 minutes with him at the bar of the now-demolished Enfield RSL on Liverpool Road back in the 70s. Once I identified myself as a Magpie fanatic and shared my memories of some of his past matches he opened up about former teammates and games he played for the club. As a Coffs Coast resident, I used to regularly see him driving his work vehicle around the city before he retired (from memory I think he had a plastering business). Thanks for the memories, Jim.
Never saw him play but could tell he was not to be messed with, one tough hombre
Wild Jim Cody a tough player in a tough era used to like a bit of biff RIP
He was another player I used to watch condolences to his family and friends!
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