Harry Forbes

Coaching Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Harry Herbert Forbes
Saturday, 14th March, 1914
Wednesday, 19th April, 1995 (Aged 81 years and 36 days)
Place Of Birth
Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia


'Akka' Forbes spent his lifetime serving the Norths club - as a player in the 1930s and then as club secretary up until his retirement in 1980. The local junior was graded from the club's successful President's Cup team in 1933; small for a forward, he was voted the premiership's most popular player in 1939. Forbes retired after leading Norths reserves to the premiership in 1940, coaching the reserves to further success in 1942, and then first grade in 1946. He later commenced a thirty-year career as secretary of the club. While the rewards may have been few during his tenure, Forbes continued to be part of the solid core of Norths supporters who waited faithfully for another premiership success. Sadly, he was not to see it happen. Forbes passed away in April 1995, aged 83.

Coaching Career Statistics

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Competition   Games W L D Win %  
NRL 14 5 9 0 35.71% List

Club Career


Team Season Games W L D Win %  
North Sydney NSWRFL 1946 14 5 9 0 35.71% List


Team Years Games W L D Win %  
North Sydney 1946 14 5 9 0 35.71% List

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Contributions: Max Turner, Greg Fiveash, Rugby League Tables

Sources: 2006 Official Rugby League Annual