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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.


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:

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.