It is with a great deal of sadness that the Sherwood/Western Magpies Football Club confirm the passing of former club champion and Premiership player, Jeff Langdon. Jeff was known affectionately to all his team-mates and friends as “Mad Dog’.
Jeff was a talented, robust and a fierce competitor and part of his football makeup was plenty of flair. Jeff was a great person off the field as after matches he would bring out his guitar and mouth organ and entertain everyone with his versions of “Gloria” and ‘Route 66’.
He also had a great love of horses, drove trotters and for many years was the head farrier for Gallops and Harness racing around south east Queensland tracks.
Jeff will always be remembered for his sterling and lion-hearted display in the 1977 Grand Final after taking 20 marks after half time to help his team to a fantastic victory against Mount Gravatt, who had beaten Sherwood two weeks earlier by 100 points. After this game, Jeff was admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion and dehydration, but not wanting to miss the celebrations checked himself out of hospital two hours later and once again, dominated the Premiership celebrations in style.
Jeff was a very loyal friend to people he had known all his life. His first passion was his three children, Lisa, Tammy and Steve. His wit and his lust for life will be missed by all that knew Jeffrey Paul Langdon.
Rest in Peace, Jeff
Past Players, present players, current and former Board members and his many supports.
(Jeff will be privately cremated at a family only funeral).
The Sherwood & Western Magpies Football Club will play special tribute to Jeff with a wake and club luncheon to be held in the social club on Saturday 7th May commencing at 11.45am, culminating with an on-field tribute to Jeff before the senior game that afternoon.
(A small cover charge will apply to cover food and drinks at bar prices).
All welcome to attend.
Kev Kluver – 0407 65 71 33
PRESIDENT - Sherwood Australian Football Club (Incorporating the Western Magpies)