Springwood seniors celebrate 35 years

Springwood is using its 35th anniversary to recognise some of its club heroes.

The QFA South side, whose first senior team made its debut in 1979, will be marking the occasion with the creation of the Springwood Hall of Fame.

Thirty-five players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, with one each year after that.

The Pumas’ senior team arose seven years after the founding of the Pumas junior club, and has continued to develop to this day.

Springwood’s inaugural senior team.

Captain Steve Exton was the best and fairest that year and the club finished fifth in its debut.

The Pumas will honour their early day players by donning an orange and black jumper with their current puma head on Saturday, a homage to their original jumper.

If it weren’t for the club being invited into the QAFL U19s in 1992, the club could still be donning those original colours today.

That U19s team entered the league as the Logan Pumas, donning the blue and yellow of the Logan City Council, with the rest of the club donning that colour scheme the next year, and until today.

The jumpers that Springwood are wearing for Saturday’s match, against Yeronga, will be auctioned off to raise funds for the club, and give some people a special memento of the club’s history.

Springwood will be celebrating its milestone with a reunion dinner on Saturday, starting at 6pm.

The dinner will provide the opportunity for current or past players and those involved with the club to reunite and celebrate the club’s progression.

For more information on Springwood’s 35th anniversary, head to http://springwood.aflq-new.fspdev.com

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