Former Toronto and Macquarie rugby league player, Daryl Brown

Daryl Brown was visited by Newcastle Hunter Men of League Foundation wellbeing officers David Turrell, Vince Murphy and Garry Drummond at the Figtree Point Aged Care Facility at Toronto. Sadly, Daryl has cancer but he was in good spirits and was glad to see our volunteers and his great mate Terry Phillips.

Daryl played all of his rugby league in the Toronto area starting in the under 8’s with Toronto Grasshoppers in 1962, and then with Toronto West and Macquarie United juniors before going to grade in 1976, where he played third grade and was awarded the Best and Fairest in that year.

The next year, he made his first grade debut with his brother Peter in a game against Lakes.

Daryl played over 100 games in first grade and many more in Macquarie lower grades. He was nominated in the fullback position for the 50 year Jubilee team and kept playing first grade until the end of 1981 under coach Terry Pannowitz, when he retired. Daryl played all of his Junior career and Representative games at half back and mostly fullback in Grade.

Our volunteers were pleased to be able to bring a smile to Daryl’s face and wish him all the best in the future.

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