The West Adelaide Football Club was honored to have a visit from Jeff Smith last Friday. Jeff is the son of West Adelaide legend and South Australia’s first Brownlow Medallist, Bernie Smith. Bernie, of course, played in our 1947 Premiership team and went on to be a member of Geelong’s Team of the Century, among many other achievements.
This was Jeff’s first visit to the West Adelaide Football Club and he was extremely impressed with the club’s recognition of our great history. He had taken many photos of his Dad and has promised to come back to visit and attend a game in 2018, as well as providing more memorabilia for our club.
It was great to meet Jeff, share some of the history of both our great club and Bernie’s time here, and we look forward to seeing him at a home game next year.
(Picture: Jeff Smith with Football Manager Andrew Marks and Talent Manager Jason Porplyzia.)