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PAUL HARRAGON HANDED THE KNIGHTS REIGNS
Premiership winning captain and one of the Newcastle Knight's most capped players, Paul Harragon, has been appointed to represent the Club at all NRL Chairman's meetings and events.
Harragon was recently appointed to the Chairman's role of the Advisory Board after the successful takeover by the Hunter Sports Group.
Owner Nathan Tinkler was enthusiastic about the appointment and felt it had benefits outside the Hunter.
"Paul's passion for the Club and the game will ensure he is a major contributor at all levels," Tinkler said.
"This is a unique appointment that will showcase his business acumen, love of the game from grassroots through to the highest level and his passion for Newcastle and the games history."
Harragon replaces the HSG's former Chairman Ken Edwards who resigned his post to spend more time with his Sydney based family.
"We thank Ken for his contribution from the exciting embryonic period in which we took over the Jets; coordination of the LA Galaxy visit and winning the ownership vote for the Knights, to the Club's recent hosting of rugby league and netball tests in Newcastle and the appointment of Wayne Bennett," Tinkler concluded.
Troy Palmer will be the HSG Chairman's appointment with the FFA and A-League responsibilities.