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The ‘Olympic Premiers’ of 1956 - legends of #melbournefc, and it is with heavy hearts that we farewell another of their number. Jim Sandral, 1956 premiership player, Ovens and Murray legend, MFC Life Member 2023. We send our most sincere thoughts and condolences to Jim’s family, to his many friends, and to his former teammates.

We will be farewelling both Jim Sandral and Clyde Laidlaw in the coming days and weeks: below is the information for their funerals.

The funeral for Jim Sandral will be held at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 23 Parade Place, Corowa (NSW), this Thursday (18 July), starting at 10 am.

The funeral for Clyde Laidlaw will be held at the Mount Waverley Uniting Church, 482 High Street Road, Mount Waverley, on Wednesday 24 July, starting at 2 pm.

They will always be a special and unforgettable part of the #redandblue story. #mfcpastplayers #restinpeace #olympicpremiers #everyheartbeatstrue
It was with much sorrow that we heard of the weekend passing of another #melbournefc great in Clyde Laidlaw. A tower of strength in four premierships - 1955, 1956, 1959 and 1960 - the boy from Portland was much loved by all in the #redandblue community, happy to share his memories, and a treasured friend to all his former teammates. Black armbands will be worn in his honour this weekend, when we play West Coast at the MCG. *Details of Clyde Laidlaw’s funeral arrangements will be provided when and if they are made available. #restinpeace #everyheartbeatstrue #mfcpastplayers
All associated with the #melbournefc were saddened to hear yesterday of the death of John Beckwith. John played in five #redandblue premierships, was a dual premiership captain, and will always be remembered and regarded as a club legend. As well as being a Best and Fairest winner, Hall of Fame inductee and member of the Team of the Century, John was much loved throughout the football community. He will always be treasured, and greatly missed. We offer our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and former teammates. *The funeral for John Beckwith will be held at Tobin Brothers Funerals, 1382 High Street, Malvern on Friday, 7 June, at 2 pm. #mfcpastplayers #restinpeace #everyheartbeatstrue