Life Member Recognised for Contribution to Sport

The story below was featured in the April 9th edition of the Blacktown Advocate.

This is a great tribute to our Life Member and former President Fred Lucas, who has been posthumously honoured for his contribution to sport in the area.

Fred Lucas joined the Association in 1987 and in his time he served on the Advisory Panel, Social Committee, Delegate to the Penrith Junior Rugby League and Board of Management. He was also Vice President and President of the Association. He was awarded Life Membership in 2003.

As an active referee, Fred officiated at all levels including two A Grade Division 2 Grand Finals. Fred was twice awarded the Bob Kandelas Trophy for the Referee's Referee and also received the Jack Harris Merit Award.

Two advocates for sports set to be honoured

BLACKTOWN Council will tonight pay tribute to two local sporting identities who died last month.
Former rugby league referee Fred Lucas died on March 4 aged 57.
Fred was a former president of the Penrith Referees’ Association, along with being a life member, and former vice-president of the Penrith Panthers Club.
He won awards as a referee and was a member of the Blacktown Council Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee from 2008-2012.
Fred is survived by his wife Sharon and Courtney, Mitchell, Curtis and Taylor.
Albert Lobley, who served on the council’s sporting committees for more than 30 years, died on March 18 at the age of 80.
He was a founding member of the Blacktown District Soccer Football Association in 1979 and a life member of the Blacktown Workers Soccer Football Club.
Albert is survived by Lorraine, Danny, Karen, Leslie, Ian, Debbie, Wendy, Michael, Bronwyn and Scott.