Past Sherwood club President, long time Secretary and Life Member Glynn Stewart passed away at 85 years of age suddenly last week when visiting his son Leroy in Canberra.
Glynn and his wife Maureen were stalwarts of the club in the 1970s and 1980s, with both made Life Members of the club --Glynn in 1975 and Maureen in 1978 (Maureen was President of the Ladies' Auxiliary for many years and also ran the canteen for years).
Glynn was Football Club Secretary for 10 years from 1970 to 1979 then was club President for 3 years from 1980-82.
During his tenure as Secretary and President of the club Sherwood won 9 First grade premierships, several Reserves premierships and several Colts flags. Senior premierships were won in 1970 and 1973 then the long winning premiership sequence from 1975 to 1981. Glynn was Secretary when the clubrooms were built in 1972-73, was there in the Brisbane floods of 1974 when Chelmer Oval was inundated and also was involved in the establishment of the Social Club in 1974.
He was President when Sherwood were finally admitted to the QAFL in 1982 for the 1983 season.
He was highly respected in the broader football community and by the BJAFL in particular as he ensured all correspondence and communications were dealt with in a timely manner.
Fellow Life Member and club legend Rob Vowles said Glynn was the best secretary a football club could have and he was testament to the old adage that to win flags you need a strong administration off the field and Sherwood had that in its golden era when Glynn was Secretary and President.
Glynn and Maureen had three sons-- Leroy, Ross (Rocco) and Gregg-- and a daughter, Michelle. All three boys represented Sherwood with distinction with Leroy and Ross representing at Queensland Under 15 (Shell Cup) and Under 17 (Teal Cup) levels.
Ross was selected in the All-Australian Under 17 team in 1974, then won the club First Grade B & F in 1977 and played in several First Grade premierships.
Gregg won 2 O'Callaghan Medals as the best junior footballer across all grades in the BJAFL and then played in 2 First Grade premierships (1981-82) and kicked over a 100 goals in the SQAFA in 1982.
Ross continues the Stewart Family tradition of service to the Sherwood Football Club by being the club's Under 14 coach in 2014.
Glynn and his family was one of the reasons why the Sherwood Football Club has built such a great tradition since its inception in 1956.
Glynn's funeral is scheduled Thursday, December 18th at 11 am Centenary Gardens.