Alan Steward played 179 games for Claremont between 1926 to 1936 after transferring from Narrogin. Alan commenced playing league football with Claremont in 1926 and topped the goal-kickers list for the Club with 27 goals for the season. He also came 11th on the league list. Alan won the inaugural Bell Medal in 1926, donated by a local jeweller for the ‘Most Gentlemanly player’ for the first season as there was no fairest and best medal awarded that year. In 1927 Alan Steward won the Club’s first “Fairest and Best” Medal. He and Harold Church were selected to play for a W.A. side that played a visiting Collingwood team. Norm McIntosh was also selected but had to withdraw due to injury.
Alan Steward topped the Claremont goal kicking in 1926, 1933 and 1935. This photograph shows the goal kicking trophy from 1935, donated to the Club by Alan’s family.
Gary Earle and particularly his mother wanted the medals and his goalkicking trophy of 1935 to be donated to the Club for display. The medals have been placed on a separate entry.
Gary’s other grandfather was Edward “Pud” Francis Earle who played 29 games for Claremont between 1927 – 1935. He transferred from the Goldfields and captained the team in 1928.
This trophy has been engraved “Claremont Football Club, Season 1935, Presented by C. Stewart, for, Goal kicking , won by A. Steward.”