The South Sydney Rabbitohs would like to congratulate members Geraldine and Eric Cox, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary recently.

Proud members since the red and greens re-introduction into the NRL, the Cox’s are die hard Rabbitohs fans, following Souths since the mid-1950’s. The couple’s undeniable dedication to the club was displayed through their red and green Rabbitohs anniversary cake, which marked their 70th year of marriage.

Geraldine, 92, and Eric, 94, married in 1945 after Eric returned from World War Two, where he served with the Royal Australian Navy. The pair moved to Bankstown before relocating to the South Sydney suburb of Kingsford, where their passion for the red and greens developed and grew over the years.

The pair has many fond memories of the Rabbitohs, ranging from the golden era of the Rabbitohs to the present day.

The couple’s son, Jim, saying “Dad was a big Clive Churchill fan, but now they focus more on just following the team.”

Still active within the community, Eric and Geraldine currently live in Yamba and continue to display their pride for the Rabbitohs at any opportunity, and despite being unable to attend games; they watch every South Sydney match on television and maintain their Rabbitohs memberships to keep up to date with the team.

The dedication shown by Geraldine and Eric has been passed on through the family, with a number of the couple’s four children, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren continuing the tradition of barracking for the red and greens.

We would like to thank Geraldine and Eric for their ongoing support of the Rabbitohs and applaud them on their 70 years of marriage.

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