A bag of laughs with Terry Bawden

Former Canterbury-Bankstown and Eastern Suburbs goal kicking fullback/centre/three-quarter, Terry Bawden, who is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, was delighted to receive a visit from the Men Of League Foundation’s Gold Coast Committee Wellbeing Officers Greg Sylvester, Johnny Lang and Greg Roussell at the Bupa Aged Care Centre, Tugun.

Terry played for Canterbury from 1966-68 scoring one try, 32 goals and 5 field goals, however an untimely ankle injury denied him the opportunity to play in the 1967 Grand Final against South Sydney. He played for the Eastern Suburbs Roosters in 1969, scoring 2 tries and kicking 33 goals plus 1 field goal.

Although his body may be suffering, his spirit and outlook on life is terrific, as he had the boys in fits of laughter telling some hilarious stories about some of his former team-mates and coaches.

Before leaving, the boys presented Terry with a Men Of League shirt, and a promise of a return visit – which Terry welcomed with open arms.

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