PLAYERS | Mark Levy

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Panther 184

103 matches [1981-1985]

330 points [17 tries, 135 goals]

Stats: themightypanthers.com/players_levy-mark.htm

Debuting in 1974 at Balmain, he also played at Parramatta before joining up with Penrith in 1981.

His experience saw him installed as club captain, as well as the first-choice goal kicker. Levy would be the club’s top point scorer for the 1983 and 1984 seasons.

Initially starting at centre, he would also have a stint in the halves as a five-eighth before playing fullback midway through the 1982 season and hold down that spot for the next 3 seasons. The shift to the back allowed him to best utilise his equally adept skills in attack and defence.

Levy would not play a role in the Panthers historic entry into the semi finals for the first time, playing his final match in the penultimate round of the 1985 season.

Post retirement, Levy initially had a career in the media before entering rugby league administration. Starting at Parramatta, he was appointed as Penrith’s Chief Executive Officer in 1994. Overseeing the club’s move to Super League, he would be sacked at the end of the 2001 season when the Panthers finished with the wooden spoon.

Mark’s son Chris would also play for the Panthers, playing 8 matches from 1998 to 2001.

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