Warren Selvage, a legend of the champion Sherwood sides of the 70's and 80's was awarded Life Membership of the club at the Sherwood/Western Magpies 60th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday night.
Arguably the most successful player to have played with Sherwood, Selvage played over 200 senior matches for Sherwood incorporating the club's golden era in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was a tough defender and the ultimate team man according to current club President and club historian Kevin Kluver. Selvage played in 9 grand finals for Sherwood and won 9 Premierships!
In some memorable victories, Selvage enjoyed Premiership success 1973 and then 8 in a row from 1975 to 1982. He also coached the side in 1981 and 1982.
He played his 200th Senior match for the club in mid 1982 and the 200 game medal was presented by then Collingwood hard man Stan Magro.
Kevin Kluver said his football nous and hard nut approach to football wasa major reason why the Pies were a dominant force in the 1980s and won several flags they had no right to win. He instilled an unshakeable belief in his players that no matter who they were playing that Sherwood could win from any situation.
In 2012 Warren and his brother Rod financed the publishing of the clubs' history "In Black and White" when club finances were parlous and precluded expenditure on this publication.