[Article 2323]Roy “Ringo” Ferguson. News from the Sheds Special Edition.

Welfare Visit – Roy Ferguson 22-4-2015.

Following a request received from former St. George player

Mark Shulman, Men of League Welfare Officers Warren Thompson, Alan Webb and John Peard visited former Western Suburbs and St. George Centre Roy Ferguson at his home in Yowie Bay on Wednesday 22nd April, 2015.

 

Roy was originally from Wyong on the NSW Central Coast and came to Sydney as a 17 year old and originally trialled with South Sydney he then had a trial with Wests and was graded with that club as a 17 year old in 1963.

1968 Roy Ferguson

Roy in full stride.

Roy and Ron Watson 1970

Wests coach Ron Watson and Roy Ferguson in 1970.

He played First Grade for Wests 1964-1971 being Captain for two years.

Roy Ferguson footie card 1968

In 1972 Roy signed with St. George and played with that club until 1976.

Roy Ferguson St G poster

Roy in the St George colors.

Roy played 110 first grade games for the Magpies and 100 for the Dragons.

2015 MOL Roy Ferguson

                                  John Peard                    Roy Ferguson                        Warren Thompson

During his working life Roy was a Property Valuer with Department of Main Roads and also had a Brewery truck and Newsagency.
In late 2013 Roy had a stroke, he has short term memory problems.
Many tries were scored and tackles made during our visit with Roy.
He was presented with a Men of League Polo shirt and cap.

Alan Webb
Welfare Officer – Sydney Metro. 22-4-15

 

           Thanks Alan and Co from the Pratten Park Magpies for visiting an Old Magpie.

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 Carl Ross                                     Roy                                  Don Malone.

Photo taken in 2014 at an Pratten Park Magpies Function.



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