The Sydney Roosters have been deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player, Doug Ricketson, following a long illness.
Player number 507, Doug played 60 top grade games for Eastern Suburbs between 1960-1963, playing at centre for Easts in the 1960 grand final.
In 1967, Doug played three games for Penrith in their debut season in the NSWRFL premiership before a knee injury brought about an end to his career.
Doug spent 12 years playing and coaching throughout NSW.
This included stints at Temora, Foster-Tuncurry and South Lismore.
He represented NSW Country in 1964 and retired aged 37.
He then spent 10 years coaching athletes at Waverley College.
He was a proud father to former Roosters Captain Luke Ricketson, to daughter Kylie and to step-daughter Julie.
The Sydney Roosters extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Doug Ricketson at this sad time.
The funeral for Doug will be held on Monday, December 23 at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Waverley at 11.00am.