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Brian Reginald MOORE


Brian Reginald MOORE

aka  Chicka

New South Wales Police Force

Redfern Police Academy – Class # 100

Regd. # 11154

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on ? ? ?

Probationary Constable – appointed 17 August 1964

Constable – appointed 17 August 1965

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 26 August 1973 ( loss of Seniority )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 9 October 1980

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 7 December 1986


Final Rank:  Sergeant


Stations?, ‘R’ District ( 1965 )( Newcastle? ), Newtown circa 1968, Newtown PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club ), Redfern Police Academy, ?


Awards:  National Medal – granted 2 March 1961( Det SenCon )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 October 1991 ( Det SenCon )


Retired:  April 1993 – 29 years Service


Cause of Death:  Illness from long time heart problems


Born:  Wednesday  19 April 1944

Died:  Sunday  26 October 2014

Age: 70 years, 6 months, 7 days


Time with NSWPF: 29 years,

Age at Retirement:  48 years, 11 months

Time in Retirement:  21 years, 6 months, 25 days


Funeral:  Friday  31 October 2014, 10.30am

Eastern Suburbs Crematorium,

Military Rd, Matraville.



Wake:  The Henson ( formerly Henson Park Hotel ), Illawarra Rd, Marrickville.


Brian ' Chicka ' MOORE
Brian ‘ Chicka ‘ MOORE

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rugby league lost a great player and a true gentleman of the game over night. Brian ‘Chicka’ Moore. One of Newtown Jets Immortals and an ambassador for our great game
Chicka Moore RIP


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Brian ‘Chicka’ Moore passes away                                 Monday, 27 October 2014 12:44
The Newtown Jets have lost one of the most iconic figures of their 108-year history following the passing of former player, coach and Team of the Century member, Brian ‘Chicka’ Moore.Mr Moore passed away from a long illness yesterday aged 70. Newtown Jets director and media manager Glen Dwyer says Moore will forever be remembered by the Henson Park faithful for his significant contribution to the foundation club.”For the baby-boomer generation, Chicka Moore was the living definition of Newtown,” Dwyer tells RLW.”He never had the privilege of being in a premiership winning first-grade side or playing in a Test match, yet no one who saw him in his prime would deny that he was one of the best centres of the period.”He was a tall, long striding, majestic running centre. In the days where men were starting to grow their hair longer Chicka with his bald head was a landmark at Henson Park.”His combination with fellow centre Bob Keyes was marvellous and I’ve heard lots of judges say that if Reg Gasnier and Graeme Langlands weren’t around, Brian Moore and Bob Keyes would have been the Australian Test centres without doubt.”Moore played for Newtown during a difficult period, with the Bluebags only making the finals three times during his 11-year career. However, there were a couple of highlights to savour.Arguably the finest moment of his career came in 1973 when he almost single-handedly helped Newtown to a remarkable comeback win over St George in the final of the 1973 Wills Pre-Season Cup.

“Newtown were down 15-2 at halftime and the heat was horrendous,” says respected rugby league historian Terry Williams.

“They won 17-15 and that was largely on the back of Chicka. He basically took St George on on his own. In attack he cut the Dragons to pieces out wide and when they had the ball he became a road block.

“In that form he could match any centre in the world.”

Moore represented NSW on three occasions between 1963 and 1970 and was Australia’s top tryscorer during the 1967-68 Kangaroo tour, despite not playing in any Tests.

Unfortunately, he had the misfortune of coming through in the same era as RLW Immortals Bob Fulton, Reg Gasnier and Graeme Langlands and probably didn’t represent Australia as much as he should have.

A Newtown man through and through, Moore also held the distinction of being the Jets’ last-ever first grade coach taking the reins for the 1983 season following Warren Ryan’s resignation.

A respected police officer, in 2008, Moore was inducted into the NSW police Team of the Century while in 2009 he was awarded the NSW Police Medal for diligent and ethical service during his 29-year career in uniform.

“For all his footballing achievements he probably affected more people’s lives in his role as a physical instruction trainer at the police academy,” Williams says.

“There’s a whole generation of young coppers for one or two decades who were put through their paces by Chicka.

“He used to wipe the floor with all these young blokes who were 20 years younger than him.”

“He was just a really memorable character,” Dwyer continues.

“He was a marvellous personality and a great ambassador for the Newtown club.”

BRIAN ‘CHICKA’ MOORE (1944-2004)
* 173 games for Newtown (90 tries, 270 points)
* Four games for NSW (2 tries, 6 points)
* 11 tour games for Australia (10 tries, 30 points)

Newtown Jets legend Brian ‘Chicka’ Moore dies after long battle


2 thoughts on “Brian Reginald MOORE

  • I never had the privilege of meeting Brian Moore privately but when I was a young bloke living in Mascot I had a dad who was a terrible DV perpetrator. One night my mother, younger brother and I went to Mascot Police Station as it had gotten dangerous at home. The General duties police were unavailable when two detectives walked in. I recognized Chicka Moore straight away. The detectives drove us home and told my brother and I to go to bed. We stayed awake long enough to hear Chicka Moore have some very direct words with my father who behaved himself for the rest of the night. That single incident and the stature of Chicka Moore was the catalyst for me joining the NSWPF. A giant of a man and a fine police officer. RIP Chicka & thank you.

    • Milorad Drjanovic

      I got to meet this fine Officer Brian Chika Moore.
      It was around 1975 at Newtown Police Boys Club and later Pat Jarvis joined in and I may say few other Officers.
      It was a time when one tries to find himself and see what’s good for him. I rocked up at Nerwtown Police Boys Club and they showed me around. To cut everything short I started to do weight training then later I got involved in Basketball.
      Down the track they asked me if I was interested in training some juniors, under 14, 16 and 18 year olds.
      I excepted it with pleasure.
      My life became interesting being around these two Gentleman/Officers so much that at one point I wanted to become a Policeman my self at some point. But as life is, things turned different ways and I got preoccupied other things in life.
      I just suddenly was looking at some photos and was saddened and in tears when I just found out what I didn’t want to see even though at some point I aimed to catch up with these two Officers.

      Rest In Peace my Dear Friend, Officer Chika and a Gentleman.

      You showed me the right path to life, you will never be forgotten!
      M. D.


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