Sad Loss: John ‘Chow’ Hayes, Magpie Legend, Passes Away; Condolences to Family & Friends

By | September 24, 2023

Former rugby league player John ‘Chow’ Hayes has passed away at the age of 83. Hayes played 160 games for the Magpies and was a Life Member of the Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club. Thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends during this time.

VALE John ‘Chow’ Hayes – Magpie #589 @westsmagpies is saddened to learn of the passing of 1961-69 Magpie John Hayes.

John ‘Chow’ Hayes, a former Magpie player, passed away on September 24, 2023. He was a beloved member of the Wests Magpies team, having played for the club from 1961 to 1969. With an impressive career spanning 160 games, Hayes left an indelible mark on the club and its fans.

Hayes was not only a talented player but also a highly respected figure within the Wests Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club (WSDRLFC). He was honored as a Life Member of the club, a testament to his dedication, loyalty, and significant contributions to the sport.

While the news of Hayes’ passing has deeply saddened the Wests Magpies community, the cause of his death remains unknown at this time. The club and his teammates extend their condolences to John’s family and friends during this difficult period.

John ‘Chow’ Hayes’ legacy will be forever remembered within the Wests Magpies family. His commitment, skill, and sportsmanship on the field served as an inspiration to many aspiring rugby league players. Off the field, Hayes was known for his warm personality, serving as a role model for his teammates.

The Wests Magpies community will undoubtedly come together to celebrate Hayes’ life and mourn his untimely passing. As the club prepares to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, memories of Hayes’ outstanding performances and the impact he made on the team will be shared and cherished by all.

In the wake of this devastating news, the Wests Magpies family stands united in their grief, finding solace in each other’s support. Although the cause of Hayes’ death remains a mystery, his memory will live on, forever etched in the history of the Wests Magpies and the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him..

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