It is with great sadness recently that the North Brunswick Football Club heard of the passing of Rob Jewson. Rob was a founder of the North Brunswick Youth Club in 1966. His dream of bringing the youth of the Northern Suburbs together to play sport was a driving force in his life.
Starting junior football and netball teams, his foresight was soon realised. Rob then progressed on to forming senior teams, first in the Northern Metro League in 1970 and then in the VAFA from 1971. Rob was the inaugural president of the North Brunswick FC and was President from 1970-1973, 1977-1978 and 1980-1982, 1981 being a premiership year.
Feeling he had not done enough, he came back as secretary from 1984-1985. He was also a Certificate of Merit winner with the VAFA. Rob’s life, in conjunction with his devoted wife Joyce, who also served in various positions with North Brunswick, has been dedicated to the green and gold. The club honoured Rob and Joyce with the naming of the new pavilion at Allard Park after them. The R & J Jewson award for best club person is also named after them. Even in retirement to Rye, Rob still kept an interest in how North were going. He would occasionally come to North games when in town to watch his believed Tigers.
His skills and dedication to football administration will never be surpassed. Everyone that know Rob, either in club situations or in the VAFA family will miss him. Condolences to Joyce, Karen, Terry, Jenny, and Peter, and to their families.
- President, Secretary, Members, Player and Past Players of the North Brunswick Football Club