A Wests junior who moved to Wilston-Grange as a wingman/defender in 1963 and became the official QAFL games record-holder at 333. Made his debut as a 17-year-old in 1963 and played through until 1981. Was a three times B&F winner and six-times runner-up, club captain 1972-74, coach 1973-74, premiership team member 1969-72, and played in the 1977 losing grand final side with a broken jaw.
Played more than 20 games for Queensland between 1964-79, including the 1965-68-71-74 division two carnivals, and was Statecaptain in 1965. Was denied a possible AFL career by a rule which prohibited interstate transfers. Was never reported and was forever a wonderful role model for the game.
Honoured by AFL Queensland in 2004 with the naming of the media award for the State League Division One Competition as the Syd Guildford Trophy.