Four Balmain Rugby Football League 1st Grade Premiership Medals, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919 & a Leichardt Rugby League 3rd Grade Premiership Medal, 1911, Presented to John Craik Lyall Sydney Wall (1890-1967)
Lyall Wall made his first grade rugby league debut with Balmain Tigers in 1912, had a brief season at Annandale in 1913 before returning to the Tigers until the end of season 1919. Lyall played fullback & centre throughout his league career, & was also a prolific goal kicker. A long-standing friendship with Herb Gilbert took him to the St. George Dragons for the club's debut season in 1921, and played centre, wing and fullback for the Dragon's in their debut year. Lyall Wall, George Carstairs, Herb Gilbert & Reg Fusedale were established players, all brought much needed experience to the St. George Dragons club in its foundation year.
Wall represented the New South Wales rugby league team on four occasions during 1919.
All five medals were designed and made in Sydney Australia by the following makers Harry Young & W Kerr, whose work included medals, trophies, cups & mounted Emu eggs
some wear including scratches consistent with use & age