Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Legend of League Dies

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Legend of League Dies

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Byline: PERKO'S PIECES James Perkins

GOLD Coast and Northern River rugby league legend Pat Shepherdson was farewelled on Wednesday after losing a battle with cancer at age 52.

His list of achievements on, and off the field in the sport was lengthy, but included playing at Brisbane Brothers, captain-coaching the Southport Tigers and representing Queensland Country.

He also coached Gold Coast, and Northern Rivers representative teams.

He is remembered as agenuine and popular man.

He leaves behind wife Vicki, and children Corey-Lee, Nicholas and Jarod.

The Bilambil Jets had a minute's silence before their Bycroft Cup match against Tweed Heads Seagulls in his honour on the weekend.

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