Keith Outten – Visited at Holy Spirit Nursing Home
On Thursday 13 August 2015, former Balmain Premiership winning player from the 1969 team that defeated South Sydney 11-2 at the SCG, Keith (Chicka) Outten was visited by Ben Ross, John Peard and Alan Webb.
Keith was a Balmain junior before being graded, he played five years for the Tigers 1968-71 then moved to North Sydney for three years in 1972-74 before returning to the Tigers in 1975. He captained the Tigers for two seasons, playing the majority of his career at half back and five eighth. He was also Captain Coach of Yanco.
Keith and his wife Daphne left Sydney and resided in Port Macquarie for three years before returning some ten years ago.
He worked in the Hotel/Club industry and was working at Balmain Leagues club as a barman.
Keith has Alzheimer’s and unfortunately his memory is not too good but he did recall playing at his favourite ground, Leichhardt Oval, and was full of praise for one of his coaches Leo Nosworthy (Coach of 1969 premiership team). He also recalled that almost every ground had a cricket pitch in the middle and you would always end a game with no skin on your knees.
Owing to his health Keith is now residing at Holy Spirit Aged Care in Croydon.
Keith Outten and John Peard
Welfare Officer – Sydney Metro