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Wests Tigers is delighted to announce the appointment of former Western Suburbs player, John Dorahy, to the club’s Board of Directors.

Dorahy takes up the position vacated by Simon Cook, who has stepped down after seven years of service to the club.

Dorahy enjoyed a highly decorated playing career amassing 239 first grade games across 15 seasons, including 102 for the Magpies between 1974 and 1979.

He also has a wealth of experience in coaching, having coached for six seasons in the UK Super League, at Wigan and Warrington.

John also brings significant business acumen to the club, having served on several boards, including Wollongong City Council, Leagues Clubs Australia, Wests Leagues Illawarra and Venues NSW.

Dorahy says he’s very proud to take up a position on the Wests Tigers Board.

“This club has a profound impact on the community, and I am thrilled and honoured to be joining as a Director,” said Dorahy.

I grew up following the Tigers and then played for the Magpies, so there is a very strong connection with me and this club.

John Dorahy

“I believe I can bring my experience as a former sportsman and businessman to benefit the club on many levels.

“I look forward to working with the Board and Chair Lee Hagipantelis, CEO Justin Pascoe, and the whole organisation as we strive for success on and off the field.”

Cook says he has made the decision to step down due to ‘workload’ and a ‘need for change’.

“I have made the decision to step aside as a director of Wests Tigers,” said Cook.

“The workload in my position as CEO of the Holman Barnes Group has increased to such a level, that I don’t believe I can commit to the time required to fulfil my obligations and duty as part of the Board.

“I also believe that Wests Tigers needs change and regeneration; it is time for Wests Tigers to look to new people with the right skill set who can provide the Club with the success our loyal fans deserve.

In my opinion, John Dorahy is the perfect start to this change.

Simon Cook

“I would like to thank everyone involved at Wests Tigers for their support in my time as a director.”

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