GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Sou'wester" August 19, 1979 - No. 17
By Swan: None issued in The Sou'Wester No. 17
A milestone will be reached in the history of the Griffith Club when Sid Robins plays his 300th senior game with the club today against Leeton. The name Sid Robins is synonymous with South West and a better clubman you could not wish for.
Sid has given great service to Griffith over many years and rejected many offers, including VFL, to remain at Griffith.
He has represented the South West League on numerous occasions and always gave his best.
Sid won League best and fairest award, the Gammage Medal, in 1972. He has a reputation as a "straight through" backman and has a distinguished career as a centre half back.
Sid's good physical condition has enabled him to remain in Seniors, at the top for many years and he hardly missed a game through injury in his long run with Griffith.
Sid has won Griffith's best and fairest award four times and at his peak was regarded centre half back in South West.
Sid may still be going on after 300 games but another well-known personality from Griffith who may be missing is former radio commentator and football writer, Jack Luhrs.
After 26 years of football reporting and calling Jack has decided to step down and in some ways the League is a lot poorer. Jack , who "called" games for 2RG and wrote for the Area News, has obviously contributed a great deal during that time and seen a lot of changes in South West. Jack, one of the most respected football writers and commentators in South West, will no doubt still be seen around from time to time at various games.
At times he'd probably written or spoken controversially, but what football scribe doesn't and that was part of his job. Not only has Jack been involved on the promotional side through the printed and electronic media but has also been a player and president of Griffith Club.
Jack has been involved with football approximately the same time as former league president, Mr. Jim Quinn, together with Sid, they have contributed a lot to South West Football.
We tip our hats to Jack and Sid and say well done over the many years.