[Article 10124]Vale Doug PAGE

 Vale Doug Page.

* Western Suburbs Rugby League Player Number 612 (1964)

photo of doug in color


19th February 1942 – 24th March 2020.

Doug Page played for Wests between 1962 and 1970.

During Dougs time at Wests he played 28 First Grade games.

Doug was unlucky to have two major injuries which kept his First Grade appearances down .

One in 1964 a broken collar bone which saw Doug sidelined for several weeks and in 1966 a broken foot that had Doug out of football for over 6 weeks.

1962 dougs first grade game

Dougs first game in grade in 1962.

1964 dougs first first grade game

Dougs official first First Grade game.

Doug kicked 4 goals on debut.

Unfortunately Wests 13 were beaten by Newtown 21.

1965 team photo at PP

1964 Wests Team photo taken at Pratten Park.

Doug is third from the right standing next to Peter Dimond.

1965 was Dougs best year at Wests he played 12 First Grade games as well as playing in 2 State Cup games.

Wests won the State Cup that year.

1965 team photo in dressing room

The 1965 Wests Team photo taken inside the Pratten Park dressing room.

1966 doug between elford and denis meaney.

Doug between two Wests greats. John Elford and Denis Meaney.

1965 doug kicks 50 yard goal

A moment in time.

Its amazing how many older Wests players and fans remember Dougs winning kick.

1965 wests cricket

In 1965 Doug debut for Wests Cricket team.

Doug is one of a very select few who have played First Grade for Wests in both Rugby League and Cricket.

His *Wests Cricket number is 409 (1965)

1965 cricket list1965 cricket list 1


In 1966 Doug was involved with one of Wests great wins….Wests 12  beat St George 9 at Kogarah Jubilee Oval.

This was the first time Saints had been beaten at Jubilee Oval in 12 seasons.

1966 wests beat saints first time in 12 years

1966 program wests v stgeorge

Noel Kelly's Kids - 2011 Pratten Park Reunion There were a few special  guests this year at the reunion. Phil Jackson who story appears below was  one of them. Special guest Phil 

Doug with one of his fellow forwards from that famous game Jim Cody at a Pratten Park Reunion.

At the end of the 1966 season Doug with his wife Jan went overseas to teach in Buenos Aires for one year and two years at Private schools in England.

doug and jan

Doug and Jan Page.

In 1970 Doug returned to Wests and played 20 Reserve grade games.

1970 dougs last game

Dougs last game for Wests on the 23rd of August 1970 at Penrith Park.


In 1971 and 1972 Doug played for the Campbelltown RSL Warriors.

Season 1972 saw Doug and the Warriors win the Group 6 comp.

1972 doug on the run

Doug on the burst in 1972.

1972 GF program

1972 doug with trophy GF 22 - 12

1972 doug on players shoulders GF

Warriors Captain/ Coach Doug Page being carried off after the Grand Final win over Red Hot favourites Camden Rams.

Warriors 22 beat the Camden Rams 12.

After transferring to South Grafton High School in 1973 Doug became the Capt/Coach of Marist Brothers Lismore in Group 1.

1973 doug at Brothers Lismore


 In 2012 Doug was joined by his two sons Craig and Michael at the Pratten Park Magpies Reunion.

2012 ppm reunion doug, craig and michael.

 Doug, Craig and Michael Page.

A very proud dad.

RIP Doug Page.

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