We are saddened to inform you that Dempsey Joy passed away on Thursday, 25 October 2018.
Dempsey’s playing career in rugby league commenced as a junior with the Manly Christian Brothers Rugby League Club. He eventually changed codes to play rugby union for many seasons with the Manly Rugby Union Club, mainly as a lock forward, accumulating over 125 games in first-grade. Followed by approaches from the neighbouring strong Manly Warringah District Rugby League Football Club, Dempsey decided to change codes again and in 1975 and 1977 he played numerous games in reserve grade including eight first-grade games, mainly in the front row.
Before retiring from playing rugby league he spent time as Captain Coach with the Tamworth City Rugby League Football Club and successfully won the premiership during his time there.
He will be missed by our community.