Club Legend Gerry Callahan Passes Away Aged 89

The Man Who 'Toughened Up' the BFC

It is with a heavy heart that we pass on the news that one of the legends of the Beaumaris Football Club, Gerry Callahan, passed away in his sleep on Tues night at the age of 89.

Gerry coached the BFC Seniors from 1976-1979 with a Premiership in 1977.

He took the club from the middle order of second division to becoming a first division finalist in both '78 & '79. More importantly he made many strong friendships amongst the playing, coaching and supporter groups of the club.

Gerry was also a legend within the larger football community of Melbourne, particularly the VFA, where he led Williamstown to five Premierships and was later named as their Captain of the Team of the Century.

The funeral will be held at Stella Maris Church, Oak St at 10.30am to be followed by refreshments at the BSC from midday.

Vale Gerry Callahan 1929 - 2018

(Gerry is pictured here with his BFC premiership captain Mick Shaw and vice-captain Kendrick Piesse at the 40 year premiership reunion held at the old BFC clubrooms last June)