Vale Beryl Fitzgerald

It is with much sadness the Club advises the passing of Vice Patron and Life Member Beryl Fitzgerald.
Wife of triple Magarey Medallist and Club legend, Len Fitzgerald, Beryl hardly missed a Sturt game since moving to Adelaide in 1950.
Beryl was instrumental in the introduction of the Club song “It’s a Grand Old Flag”, citing Len’s observation that the Melbourne Football Club song could be adapted by changing the words red and blue to Double Blues.
The song was first used by the club during the period when Len Toyne coached (1950–1951).
Beryl also initiated the change to the Sturt guernsey adding the logo to the front in 1953.
Len was the Patron and Beryl became honorary Patron upon his death in 2007. She was then appointed Vice Patron in 2008 a role she embraced and held until her recent passing.
A popular Member who will be remembered for her passion and commitment to the Club.