Tributes flow for one of Logan’s favourite sons
Published: 20 June 2016
Mayor of the City of Logan, Luke Smith has congratulated life-long resident Corey Parker for his exceptional career as a sportsman and role model, following the announcement of his retirement from rugby league at the end of the season.
“Corey Parker had distinguished himself as an outstanding sportsman who has a reputation as one of the ‘best and fairest’ in rugby league both on and off the field,” Mayor Smith said.
“He has also been a fantastic ambassador for our city as both a sportsman and local celebrity, promoting Logan and being actively involved in the community.
“I’m happy to say that despite his retirement from rugby league Corey will be staying on in an official capacity as an ambassador for our city – to promote Logan as a great place to build a home, raise a family and succeed – as he has.”
Cr Steve Swenson, Chair of the Sports and Community Services Committee, said Corey had encouraged many youngsters to become actively involved in team sports and had contributed to rugby league’s success in Logan.
“Throughout his career he has been a role model for many children, who have grown up knowing Corey lived nearby and rose through the ranks, competing in local grades, before graduating to the NRL,” Cr Swenson said.
“He has proved to be an inspiration through the way he plays the game and there are now many up and coming stars in Logan who are well on their way to following in his footsteps.
“I wish him well in his retirement and hope that we will now see much more of him.”
Corey Parker lives in Cornubia, grew up in Loganlea and played for Logan Brothers Rugby League Club.