Nisbett pays tribute to AFL great
Tuesday March 20, 2012
The West Coast Eagles, along with every other club in the Australian football community, is deeply saddened by the passing of Melbourne legend Jim Stynes.
Chief executive Trevor Nisbett said Stynes was one of the great success stories of the game, but his contribution to our game was much broader.
“Jim Stynes will be remembered as the player who most successfully made the adjustment from another sport to Australian football,” Mr Nisbett said.
“Everyone is aware that Jim converted from Gaelic football in his native Ireland to enjoy an outstanding career in our game.
“But his impact was far greater than his amazing career. He has been a champion of our game in every sense, and particularly for the Melbourne Football Club.
“It is a very sad day for everyone in football and I take this opportunity to extend, on behalf of the West Coast Eagles, our deepest condolences to the Stynes family and to the Melbourne Football Club.
“We have lost a truly great man.”
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