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Gould, Feltis make Honours List

Gould has been a key figure in Penrith's rise to the top of the NRL ladder this year. Credit: Robb Cox. Copyright: NRL Photos.
Penrith administrators Philip Gould and Donald Feltis will today be recognised on the Queen's Birthday Honours List for their long-time services to rugby league. 

With almost 100 years worth of rugby league experience between them, Gould, the Panthers Executive General Manager, and Feltis, the Chairman of the Panthers Board of Directors, will both be awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on Monday.

Gould played over 100 games in over ten years in a playing career that included stints at Penrith - where he became the club's youngest ever captain - Newtown, Canterbury and South Sydney. 

He then returned to Penrith as a coach, leading them to their first grand final in 1990 before securing their first premiership in 1991. As a coaching director for the Roosters between 2002-04, he helped them to their a premiership in his first year. 

In 1992 he got his first stint as coach of NSW, winning six of eight series which makes him the Blues' most successful ever coach. 

Gould continued his involvement in league as a commentator with Channel Nine, a columnist for Fairfax, as well as returning to Penrith as the Executive General Manager in 2011. 

He is also involved with a number of charities, including Panthers on the Prowl and Panthers Women In League, Randwick Children's Hospital, Brave Hearts Foundation, St Gabriel's School for Hearing Impaired Children, Trees of Hope Foundation, the McGrath Foundation, and the White Ribbon Foundation. 

Feltis, who also played in Penrith's junior leagues, spent 32 years in the NSW Police Force before joining the Panthers organisation as an administrator in 1986. 

He was Gould's partner in crime in the club's 1991 premiership triumph, and was also recognised by former Prime Minister John Howard with the Australian Sports Medal for service to the sport in 2000. 
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