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Patrick Rebakis
Mar 2, 2018

Vale Steve Folkes

Mar 2, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

Sport, Health and Wellbeing staff in Student Engagement and Services are devastated to hear the news of the passing of Steve Folkes. Steve was a valued member of the ACU community and the Head Coach of the ACU Sydney Rugby League Club for the 2017 NSW Tertiary Rugby League Season.

As a former Rugby League great, our students had the most incredible opportunity to learn from one of the best. Steve was a former New South Wales and Australian Rugby League Representative footballer, and played over 300 games for the Canterbury Bulldogs. Steve then went on to coach his former Club, the Bulldogs, for ten years from 1998 to 2008 in a period of great success, including an NRL Premiership title in 2004.

Steve has made a huge contribution to rugby league and will go down as one of the sporting greats.  We offer our deepest sympathies to Steve’s family.

A memorial service for Steve will be held at Our Lady of Wisdom Chapel, North Sydney campus in the coming weeks. 

A reminder that counselling is available for staff and students, respectively, through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP): and the Counselling service: