Welfare Visit – Roy Ferguson 22 April 2015
Following a request received from former St. George player Mark Shulman, Men of League Welfare Officers Warren Thompson, Alan Webb and John Peard visited former Western Suburbs and St. George Centre Roy Ferguson at his home in Yowie Bay on Wednesday 22April, 2015.
Roy was from Wyong on the NSW Central Coast and came to Sydney as a 17 year old and originally trialled with South Sydney he then had a trial with Wests and was graded with that club as a 17 year old in 1963.
He played First Grade for Wests 1964-1971 Captaining the team for two years. In 1972 Roy signed with St. George and played with that club until 1976. Roy played 110 first grade games for the Magpies and 100 for the Dragons.
During his working life Roy was a Property Valuer with the Department of Main Roads and also had a brewery truck and newsagency.
In late 2013 Roy had a stroke and suffers short term memory problems.
Many tries were scored and tackles made during our visit with Roy.
He was presented with a Men of League polo shirt and cap.
Welfare Officer – Sydney Metro. 22-4-15