Blair Sims


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Blair Sims. Photo / Supplied
Blair Sims. Photo / Supplied

A talented rugby league player, Blair David Sims, 28, was the West Coast player of the year for the past two seasons.

He was married and had two young children.

West Coast Rugby League chairman Peter Kerridge described him as an "absolute try-scoring machine".

"He's a good bloke. You have to get past me to get the player of the year. The player of the year has to be a good all-rounder - on and off the field."

Suburbs and West Coast coach Phil Campbell said Blair could have possibly played at a higher level if the opportunity had come earlier in his career, but he chose to stay on the West Coast and build a family and a career in mining.

"He was always happy. He's a pleasure to have round. Blair always put in his share and contributed," Mr Campbell said.

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