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Kenilworth Football Club unveils huge honour for John Schulz

Former undercover cop, Crows Integrity Officer and Kenilworth Football Club John Schulz

Jess Adamson Columnist 2 July 2024

People like this former undercover cop and Kenilworth Football Club stalwart have always fascinated me, writes Jess Adamson.

The number of men and women who give their time – and I mean serious time – to our sporting clubs, for no other reason than to keep them humming along, has always intrigued me.

One of those people is John Schulz.

The now 65-year-old wandered into the Kenilworth Football Club as a 17-year-old to play some footy with his mates.

Forty eight years later and Kenilworth’s newly revamped function centre has just been named after him.

It’s an enormous honour but one he’s not entirely comfortable with.

That’s because Schulzy, or Captain Grumpy, as he’s sometimes known at the club, is a behind the scenes man who has never sought recognition.

He was elected club secretary at the age of 21, served as treasurer, was the club’s football director for more than 30 years and president of the club’s overarching body, the St Mary’s Park Sports Association for 9 years.


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