The boardroom at Panthers has been officially unveiled as the John Farragher Room, paying tribute to the former player and long-time employee of the club.

In 1978 Farragher was seven games into what was shaping up as a promising Panthers career when he was caught in a collapsed scrum at Henson Park.

The injury he suffered that day left him a quadraplegic and he has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.

However Farragher has gone on to become an institution at Panthers, providing a friendly face and a warm welcome for all members and visitors to Penrith, and the club's annual Courage and Determination Award carries his name.

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An emotional Panthers Executive General Manager Phil Gould AM spoke glowingly about John's character and contribution at the 2015 Presentation Night. This can be seen in the video below: