Vale Shirley Robson

Vale Shirley Robson

GRFC is saddened to learn of the passing of Life Member, Shirley Robson.

Shirley joined the Tigers in 1982 when her two eldest sons, Michael and Glenn joined the U8s and U7s respectively. Shirley managed the U8Fs in 1983 (son Glenn’s team).

Youngest son David joined in 1984.

Football  was a family affair in the Robson household, with husband Dennis, also playing and managing teams at the Club.

In 1985, Shirley joined the GRFC Committee holding the role of Registrar until 1990. In 1991, Shirley was appointed Club Secretary, a role she held until 1996. In 1996, Shirley was recognised for her contribution to football in the Shire with the Association Merit Award, and in 1998, was made a Life Member of the GRFC in appreciation of her long service to the Tigers.

Shirley was at the Bay for Golden Oldies Day this July with husband Dennis, but sadly lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday 6th September.

Shirley’s funeral will be held at the Woronora South Chapel on Monday 18th September at 11am. A celebration of Shirley’s life will follow at Club on East, 7 East Parade, Sutherland in the 1st Floor Dining Room.