It is with great sadness that the Parramatta Leagues Club reports the passing of Reginald ‘Reg’ Sheargold. Reg was Secretary-Manager of the Club from 1972 to 1982. He passed away surrounded by his family in Port Macquarie on Thursday 9 September 2021 after sustaining a fall at his home, where he had lived for the past 28 years.
Reg was 89 years old and had suffered from Dementia over the past two year. The Directors, management, staff and Members pass on their deepest sympathies to Reg’s family and friends. Reg’s daughter Lyn is married to Parramatta Eels Legend, Michael Cronin. Lyn also worked at the Club in the 1980’s.
Reg played a vital role in expanding and improving the Club’s facilities during his time in the 70’s and 80’s, he was instrumental in convincing the State and Federal governments to finance the building of Parramatta Stadium, which was opened by Queen Elizabeth on 5 March 1986.
Club President Greg Monaghan said “Reg Sheargold was clearly a giant in the history of our great Club, leading the organisation for a decade through to the golden era in the late 70’s and early 80’s.” He thanked Life Member Denis Fitzgerald for information about Reg and “The Cumberland Throw” for the fascinating archival information. Click here to read.
Reginald Sheargold – May you Rest in Peace.
Article in The Cumberland Throw announcing the appointment of Reg Sheargold