Lloyd Gordon GWYNNE


Guernsey Number:
Career: 1885 to 1886
NFC Games: 11
NFC Goals: 0
Debut: v Adelaide (Kensington) 2nd May 1885
Finale: v South Adelaide (Adelaide) 7th August 1886


Lloyd Gwynne was the youngest son in the brood of 13 of Supreme Court Judge Edward Castres Gwynne and his wife, the former Marian Borrow.

Lloyd was a prominent athlete at St Peter's College, where he was the 100 yards champion and football captain in 1885.  

On 17 June that year, Saints somewhat unexpectedly but emphatically ended a period of football dominance by Prince Alfred College.  Lloyd won the toss and his team kicked with a strong wind in cold, showery conditions at Adelaide Oval.  Play began half an hour before the advertised time and the match was virtually over by the time many spectators arrived.  When the teams switched ends at half-time, St Peter's held a commanding five-goal lead and maintained its advantage in winning 6.22 to nil. Norwood's prospective new vice-captain, Peter Noble, made an efficient field umpire.

Lloyd played for Norwood in the lean years of 1885 and 1886 as the team was building up for a hat trick of premierships from 1888 to 1890.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1891 but was forced to retire after 22 years' practice owing to ill health.  

He died at the age of 60 at Payneham on 3 May 1928

P Robins Oct 2018

* Picture kindly supplied by Andrea McKinnon-Matthews, Archivist at St Peter’s College.

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