Visit to Steve Edge

Former St. George and Parramatta premiership winning captain Steve Edge was visited at St. George Private Hospital by Welfare Officers Warren Thompson and Alan Webb. Steve had undergone Heart Surgery some six days earlier and on our arrival was up and waiting to be discharged.

Steve played in eleven grand finals in all grades during his career. Commencing with a Third Grade premiership with St George in 1972, Edge developed into a fine on-field leader despite not being an overly flashy player with the ball. He toured NZ with a Combined Sydney side in 1976, and the following year, captained St George in the historic grand final draw and subsequent victory over Parramatta in the replay.

He also played in St George’s 1979 grand final win over Canterbury. He then left the club for Parramatta and secured the club captaincy under coach Jack Gibson who favoured Edge over a galaxy of champion players. Edge enjoyed a rare spot in the limelight with NSW in the inaugural State of Origin match in 1980 but enjoyed greater success captaining the Eels in three consecutive grand final victories (1981-83).

Steve a great supporter of the Men of League Foundation was given a Men of League Polo shirt and Cap.

He thanked us for taking time to visit him and the MOL Foundation for the lovely fruit basket that he received.

Alan Webb – Sydney Metro Welfare Officer

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