Vale – Steve Hanson

Vale – Steve Hanson

Steve Hanson
Born 7 August 1961
Passed Away 4 November 2015

Popular North Sydney and Roosters forward, Steve Hanson, passed away on Wednesday 4 November while a patient at Concord hospital, aged 54. 

Born in Bowral, Steve began playing Rugby League while at school. He played junior football in Bowral and later with McMahons Point.

He was signed by North Sydney for the 1985 season and made his first grade debut in round three of that season, at Seiffert Oval Queanbeyan in the 28-20 loss to the Canberra Raiders on 31 March. Five weeks later, he scored his first try for the Bears, when he picked up two four pointers in the good 22-20 win over Wests at North Sydney Oval on 5 May. That same season he was selected for City Seconds for their clash with Country.

After six seasons with North Sydney and 88 top grade games, he played with Newtown in the Metro Cup in 1991, while in 1992 he returned to Sydney football, joining the Roosters for two years. With the Roosters, he played 22 first grade games. Altogether in Sydney football, he played 110 first grade matches, scoring six tries.

On 21 June 1988 at the Sydney Football Stadium, Steve played State of Origin football, scoring one of the four NSW tries.

While holidaying in Thailand in mid-October, Steve suffered a heart attack and was flown back to Sydney’s Concord hospital on 27 October.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at North Sydney Oval this Friday, 13 November at 12.45pm.

Steve is survived by his wife Ros and their two children, Mitchell and Elyce. 

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