Newsletter April 2010
The Bigmarn meets some Ryan Wilks staff:
Radio personality Darryl Brohman ( The Bigmarn ) dropped into the Sydney office to see some of his fans. The truth has it that Darryl was in search of some cash that he recently won in the traditionalist footy tipping comp. The cash was collected by Ron Ryan on Darryl’s behalf and the Bigmarn couldn’t get to Silverwater quick enough to get his hands on his well earned folding stuff. While in the office the Bigmarn met all the staff and told them to ask for pay rises. He was last seen checking out the lunchroom fridge to see if anyone had something that the Bigmarn could eat for morning tea.
On a serious note, Darryl Brohman was a talented, big-boned, ball-playing forward (according to some) and played for the Canterbury Bulldogs in their 1984 Grand Final win against Parramatta under the leadership of the legendary Steve Mortimer. Strong and hard to tackle – with a deft touch, a robust football brain and an unhealthy obsession with Cadbury Top Deck – Brohman seemed cast from the same mould as Parramatta great Dick Thornett, with basal elements of Queensland and Australian great Arthur Beetson.
In the NSWRL, Brohman played for the Penrith Panthers (1979-1983), captaining the side from 1982-83. Brohman switched to the Bulldogs in 1984-85, before returning to Penrith in 1986-87 with his final match the Reserve Grade Final . Brohman took up coaching in 1988, guiding Brisbane’s reserve grade team before returning to Canterbury to again coach the reserves.
Brohman’s name was etched in the annals of rugby league history when his jaw broken by a vicious Les Boyd elbow on his Origin debut for Queensland. The act saw Boyd suspended from the game for twelve months, with Brohman sidelined for the remainder of the season. In 2006, he was nominated as the one of front rowers in the 40th Anniversary Penrith Panthers “Team of Legends”.
Your can hear Darryl on radio station 2GB Saturday & Sundays on the Continuous Call Team ” CCT “
Colongra Power Station – NSW Central Coast
Ryan Wilks recently completed the internal electrical fitout of three x cummins C2500 containerised generating sets for the newly constructed Colongra power station. The three gen-sets provide power to start one of the four gas turbines in the event of grid failure. Read more:
Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited – Surry Hills Sydney
This project involved the installation of a third 350Kva generator to operate in parallel with the exiting two 350Kva generators. The power plant provides electricity to the media centre in the event of loss in supply authority power. Red more: