1933 – 2015
Sadly, news from Gary Lester that former Western Suburbs Coach,
TERRY FEARNLEY has passed away.
Terry coached Wests to the 1982 semi-finals in his only year with
Terry had previously coached at Parramatta, but was in Cessnock when
Wests afforded him the opportunity to return to First Grade ranks.
His coaching career blossomed from there.
A complete gentlemen, from my experience, who brought a calmness
and professionalism to coaching.
Terry coached NSW twice. Pre-Origin in 1977, when he famously replaced
Steve Mortimer with Tom Raudonikis in a Brisbane game that NSW seemed
destined to lose. Tommy’s “cattle dog” fixed that!
Fearnley returned as NSW Coach in 1985, gaining NSW’s first Origin Series win.
Terry also coached Australia in 1977 and 1985.
He had played 144 First Grade games at Easts from 1954-1964.
Terry Fearnley brings his team home in 1963.
Terry Fearnley Captain of Easts 1963.