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Vale Tony Townsend

The nib Newcastle Knights extend our sincere condolences to friends and family of the late Tony Townsend, who passed away overnight.

Townsend, Knights Old Boy No.11, played hooker in the first ever team in 1988 and continued a strong association with the club through the Once a Knight Old Boys and his work in the NSW Police Force where he rose through the ranks to Chief Inspector.

Tough, resilient and one of the nicest blokes you could meet. Tony epitomised the Knights early culture, which set a standard for unparalleled later success.

He didn’t complain, despite his various health battles over many years, he just smiled and got on with life.

Rest In Peace TT, Once A Knights Old Boy. Always a Knights Old Boy.