Don Regan – A great old chap still going strong
Last Wednesday, Men Of League Foundation Western Sydney Wellbeing committee members Noel Willick, Peter Moses and Kevin Corbett caught up with former Parramatta player, Don Regan, at a retirement centre.
After spending time in the President’s Cup in 1947 /48, Don played in Parramatta’s First Grade team in 1949 as a tough and skillful second-row forward. His good mates included the late Bob Jones, past Parramatta president, and Matt Johnson who still goes to every Parramatta Eels game.
Don said the best player he played against was Clive Churchill and if he had to choose, the best he played with at ‘Parra’ were Bruce Mann, Bob Hobbs and Phil McCarrol when the great Vic Hey was his coach .
Don coached the Liverpool All Saints for over 10 years with Graham Murray and Glen West playing under him.
They call Don a legend in the Liverpool area working as a volunteer for St Vincent’s De Paul for an incredible 60 years.
Don and his wife Dawn have been married for 66 years and have two boys, Paul & James, and daughter Teresa. They have six grandchildren and five great grandchildren with another one on the way!
Our visit was organised by Don’s great mate Bernie Lauchlan who shared a beautiful morning tea with us.
A great old chap still going strong, we wish you well Don!