The life of John Todd was celebrated at this memorial match.

Swan Districts take out Memorial Cup

The Swans beat South Freo to win the John Todd Memorial Cup
June 20, 2024

SWAN Districts overcame South Fremantle by 27 points,10.12 (72) to 6.9 (45), at last week’s John Todd Memorial Cup match in Bassendean.

There was a huge attendance at the game, which was extra special as it was held in memory of the club’s late former coach, John Todd.

The John Todd Cup game has been played between Swans and South Fremantle since 1999.

It was renamed the John Todd Memorial Cup in honour of Swans and South’s legend and WA football giant John Todd, who had a profound impact on both the Swan Districts and South Fremantle football clubs.

Some of his achievements include Swans Premiership Coach (1982, ‘83, ‘84, and ’90), South Fremantle Premiership Coach (1997), and Advance Australia award winner (1985).

He also received an Order of Australia award in 1986, was inducted to the WA Sporting Hall of Champions in 1997, made the Swans Team of the Century, and was a South Fremantle and Swan Districts Life Member.

Mr Todd was also elevated to legend status in the South Fremantle and WA Football Hall of Fames, and immortal status in the Swan Districts’ Hall of Fame.

John Todd’s daughter Debbie Todd presented the John Todd Memorial Cup to the Swan Districts’ captain and coach after the game.

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