Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Sunbury Loses a Legend; Judy Foster: 04/05/1945 -- 01/04/2019

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Sunbury Loses a Legend; Judy Foster: 04/05/1945 -- 01/04/2019

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Byline: Brendan Bowers brendan.bowers@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

FOOTBALL: The Sunbury Football Club and the Wide Bay Football community are grieving.

Sunbury Football Club life member Judy Foster lost her battle with cancer on Monday.

She was 73.

In a show of respect the Wide Bay football community has moved Sunbury's senior matches.

This weekend's matches were scheduled for United Warriors' ground and have now been moved to Sunbury's Federation Park.

The club has documented a a short history on Judy and what she meant to the club.

Judy Foster and her two children Shelley and Darren moved to Maryborough from Victoria in 1981.

She first became involved with the Sunbury Football Association when her son Darren decided to play football after trying cricket.

Judy made some wonderful friendships through the club leading her to become more involved.

She was a delegate for Sunbury at junior association meetings of Fraser Coast Football before the senior and junior associations merged.

Judy was manager of the under-12 Fraser Coast representative team to travel to Mackay for the Fred Graham Shield in 1987.

She was always willing to lend a hand at any working bees or fundraising for the club.

When her son Darren decided to move away for work, Judy took a short break from the club.

She was coaxed back into helping Sunbury around 1993.

From that time on Judy worked tirelessly for the club.

She held various positions in the club including vice-president, delegate, secretary and treasurer.

At one stage she was both secretary and treasurer in the one season.

Judy was always ready to help whether it was organising new jerseys for the teams, or any other job that the club required.

Fairness and equality for all was a motto of hers.

She went into bat for Sunbury on many occasions against different clubs or associations if she believed they were being wronged. …

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