10th annual John Currey Memorial Shield
John Currey Memorial Shield
Saturday 8th July 2017
The 10th annual John Currey Memorial Shield will be played Saturday 8th July, as the Swans take on Noosa at Cotton Tree. The John Currey Memorial Shield is played in memory of Swans life member, former captain and player-coach John Currey, who played over 200 Grade games for Maroochydore during the period 1988-2001. “JC” played 11 consecutive grand finals, all against Noosa, for five premiership wins. A big, courageous, tough and intelligent second-rower, JC was an inspirational teammate and a feared opponent. JC also played for the Sunshine Coast rep team for several years. His most memorable season for Sunny Coast was 1999, when he captained the team to the Queensland Country championship, beating Townsville 19-16. John was a well-respected dentist, husband to Tanya and father to Jackson. John was a mighty Swan and this annual match celebrates his legacy, one of longstanding rivalry against Noosa on the field and friendship and respect off the field. In this tenth year of the John Currey Memorial Shield, the history of fierce battles between these two clubs will be remembered on Cotton Tree oval.
Women’s 10s Grand Final 1pm
Reserve Grade Swans v Fraser Coast 2pm
John Currey Memorial Shield 3:30pm