WARREN SELVAGE AWARDED 2018 AFLQ MERIT AWARD
Sherwood legend and Life Member Warren Selvage has been awarded the AFLQ Merit Award, which is the highest honour awarded to volunteers who have provided 10 or more years of outstanding service to community football. AFL Queensland awards two Merit Awards each year.
Selvage played over 200 Senior matches for the Magpies and was a key player in the Magpies 8 consecutive Premierships from 1975 to 1982 and was captain-coach of the 1981 and 1982 teams. He continued his involvement in AFL when he moved to North Queensland for a couple of years then to the Sunshine Coast where he now resides. The ultimate big game player, amazingly Selvage played in 9 Senior Grand Finals for Sherwood and won 9 Premierships.
He also served on the committee of both Northshore Jets at Maroochydoore Roos to extend his involvement in football in a volunteer capacity.
Warren continued to contribute to his beloved Sherwood as he and his brothers financed the publication in 2011 of the history of the Sherwood DAFC, “In Black and White” which was written by Tony and Geraldine Massey. Copies are still available if anyone wishes to purchase a copy at $25.
Warren and his brothers Rod and Michael and their families also financed the erection of the club’s main honour board last year, which was named in honour of their parents Ian and Ailsa Selvage, who also made a significant contribution to the club, with Ian President for 8 years in the 1960s and 1970s and a Life Member and Ailsa heavily involved in the social side of the club.
All at Sherwood and the Western Magpies salute Warren on his well deserved award to honour a true servant of our great game.
AFLQ Story which appeared on AFLQ website
The top volunteer honours of the year, the AFL Queensland Merit Awards, were given to Warren Selvage and Peter Margetts.
Selvage, a Sherwood Magpie Junior in the 1960’s, went on to play in a prolific nine Premierships for their invincible Senior side in the 1970s and 1980s. He added two more to his tally when he moved to Townsville and played for the Currajong Blues.
At the completion of his playing career Selvage took up the umpiring whistle, then went on to contribute to the Sunshine Coast AFL community as an administrator in the early 2000’s. Among many other achievements he stood as President from 2013 to 2016 and was a member of the AFL Queensland Advisory Board for South East Queensland Juniors.
Of Selvage’s contribution to the game, Barry Gibson, AFL Queensland State Football Operations Manager said, “During the early years of Sherwood’s amazing Premiership era Selvage coached junior teams and served on various committees. In 1981 and 1982 he was the Captain-Coach of the club’s last two Premierships in the SQAFA.”
“With over 50 years service to Queensland AFL, across numerous regions and levels of the game, Warren is a deserving recipient of our most prestigious volunteer honour.”