[Article 13920]Don PARISH becomes our Co – Patron

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Don playing for Wests in 1967

We are delighted to advise that Don Parish has accepted our request to become the Co-Patron of the Pratten Park Magpies replacing Noel Kelly OAM & joining Harry Wells who is our other current Co-Patron


Don is a true Wests man. Joining the club in 1961, he was already an international having toured with the 1959-60 Kangaroos.

He played in our Grand Final losses to St George in 1961 & 1963 & remained with the Magpies until 1967 during which time he made 65 First Grade appearances

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Don and Jim Cody at a PPM Reunion

Don thought enough of the club to return for a successful five year coaching stint between 1972 & 1976 (110 games)


In recent times Don led the Central Coast Committee of the Men Of League Foundation


Don has been a staunch supporter of the Pratten Park Magpies & our Annual Reunions. At a recent Reunion we had three generations of the Parish family present


We look forward to welcoming Don at our Reunion in July

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