SANFL is mourning the passing of its official statistician Mark Beswick.
Joining SANFL in 2016, Mark has been working in an unofficial capacity for more than 25 years in establishing one of the most comprehensive player databases in Australian Football.
Also a Board Member and Junior Football Director at the West Adelaide Football Club, Mark was particularly passionate about his beloved Westies, with the club’s recent premiership success in the Under-18s (2014) and Macca’s League (2015) providing him with great joy.
Mark was also involved with providing invaluable statistics and profiling of West Adelaide’s entire playing history in preparation for the selection of the club’s Team of the Centuries.
The son of former West Adelaide and Port Adelaide player Kevin Beswick, Mark is survived by his wife Christine and family.
On behalf of the SA Football Commission Chairman The Hon John Olsen AO, Chief Executive Officer Jake Parkinson, SA Football Commission, Management and Staff, the League extends its deepest sympathy to the Beswick family at this sad time.
CHIEF SANFL WRITER