Memorial to be raised in honour of Paterson


Jim Paterson's presence was always noted from his trusty vantage point at Ray Robinson Field.

It will continue to be when the Fernhill Football Club erects a memorial in his honour at the same spot on Sunday.

A year after the death of the Foxes club stalwart and strapper to numerous Illawarra representative teams, Paterson will be remembered at an inaugural charity day at Towradgi.

"He had great respect from Towradgi Bowling Club, Fernhill and his family and we're just remembering a great guy and a great character," Foxes president Craig Armour said.

"We'll unveil a seat that a member of Fernhill Football Club has made up as well as a plaque where Jimmy always used to sit and watch each game there.

"Now we've made a memorial for him and it's just one way of saying thank you to Jimmy for his passionate contribution to soccer in the Illawarra - not only at Fernhill but with several representative teams."

Armour said everyone was invited to attend the charity day, which begins with a 9am breakfast, unveiling of the memorial and then a charity football match and bowls day with lunch.

Those wishing to take part in the football match or lawn bowls can book through Craig Armour on 0419 625 952.