Remembering Oswald “Ossie” Terron
The Club celebrates the contribution of one of its founding members, Ossie Terron, who died on 5 April 2017. Our thoughts go to his wife Anna and family and we thank them for having let us share his immense talents, enthusiasm and dedication which he brought to the development of junior football over an 18 year period. Over that time Ossie had various roles including President, Football Manager, Committee Member and Coach. He was instrumental in the expansion of the game in Belconnen where three clubs coexisted with more than 600 players in the 1980s. Additionally, he was highly involved in the development of the game in the district’s schools. His sons Ossie and James played with the Club and his daughter Susie played in the primary schools’ competition. As Football Manager for at least six years, Ossie never shirked from the difficult decisions and constantly drove the Club’s need to plan and organise for the future. As a coach for at least eight years, he encouraged leadership, commitment and discipline among his players and maintained always an interest in their lives and welfare. In turn, he was highly respected by them. Ossie was granted Life Membership of the Belconnen Juniors in 1992 and continued his involvement in football through the Belconnen Magpies when Ossie and James played for the seniors.
When you wear or see the arm bands worn in memory of Ossie, think not only of his love of and dedication to the game and Club, but think also of all those current administrators, coaches, managers and assistants around you who are similarly striving to ensure you too can play and love the game.