Visit to Les Konnecke

Yesterday Welfare Officers Noel Willick, Peter Moses and Garry O’Donnell went out to Summitcare Nursing Home at Liverpool to visit a remarkable man.

Les Konnecke is an 87 year old gentleman who, for 25 years, was a committee man for Parramatta Junior Rugby League and was also President of the Green Valley Football Club for about 10 years.

In 2000, Les was presented with the Australian Sports Medal for sporting achievement by Prime Minister John Howard and was presented with the Heritage Award. Les was also made a member of the Order of Liverpool.

Les proudly showed the men his medals. He and his wife the lovely Patricia share a room at SummitCare a residential aged care home.

As they were leaving, Les said this is a special day he will never forget – as good as Parramatta winning in the golden days in the 80’s!!

What a remarkable man and a remarkable life!

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