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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 10:47 AM

South Fremantle Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Club Legend, John Todd.

A giant of WA Football, Todd was a young footballing phenomenon for the Bulldogs, winning the 1955 Sandover Medal at just seventeen years of age.

Playing 132 games for South Fremantle before succumbing to persistent injury, Todd won the Club Best & Fairest in 1955, 1958 & 1961 - in one of the strongest periods in Club history.
He would represent WA 13 times and was selected as All-Australian in 1961.  

Todd would transition to coaching, and in doing so, became legendary in WA Football. 

He Captain-Coached the Bulldogs in 1959 and Coached outright in 1966-68 and 1996-1998.

In between, he coached East Fremantle to the 1974 Premiership and Swan Districts to Premierships in 1982-84 and 1990, with a two-year break as coach of the West Coast Eagles 1988-89.

In 1997, Todd led his beloved Bulldogs to the famous 1997 WAFL Premiership over archrivals East Fremantle. 

John Todd is one of WA's most decorated individuals, with AFL Hall of Fame, WA Hall of Fame (Legend), South Fremantle Hall of Fame (Legend), and South Fremantle & Swan Districts Life Membership, to name only a selection.

Today is a sad day for the Bulldog family, and WA Football at large.
Today we celebrate the life of a legend. 

South Fremantle offers condolences to all members of the Todd family at this sad time. 

John Todd featured in the 'South Forevermore' series.