A specialist in sports medicine and rheumatology, Dr Brian Corrigan gave 29 years of service to Australian football as its medical officer at home and abroad.
He began his association in 1965 and was the national team doctor with the Socceroos, Olympic Games and youth teams, as well as with other sports including cricket and hockey.
His knowledge and positive attitude earned high respect from all areas of the sport.
In 1987 Corrigan was the first non-official to be recognised by Soccer Australia when he was made a life member.
He headed to his first Olympic Games in 1968 and was a part of six Olympic Teams, five with Australia and one with Papua New Guinea.
His expertise was crucial at the Mexico City Games where he devised programs to ensure the Australian athletes could handle the altitude.
He was also the Medical Officer for Richie Benaud’s touring team in England 1961, and was the Medical Officer for World Series Cricket from 1977 to 1979. He was also Medical Officer to the Manly rugby league team from 1963 to 1968.
Corrigan was Chairman of the Drugs in Sport Committee (Australian Sports Commission) from 1985 to 1989 and Chairman of the Australian Sports Drug Agency (ASDA) from 1989 to 1991.
Corrigan was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to sports medicine.
He passed away in 2016 at the age of 87.