Ivan Stefanovic Obituary, Death – It is with great regret that we must let you know that life member Ivan Stefanovic, who had reached the age of 84, passed away yesterday in the state of Queensland.
Ivan, also known as Brico (or Britso), was a devoted supporter of our club for a number of years. Over the course of those years, he contributed both monetarily and personally to a variety of events that raised money for the club, and he offered assistance to both teams and players. He also took part in the game as a player from 1961 until 1984, coached several reserve teams, and almost never missed a senior game up until the year 2014, when illness forced him to leave Hobart. He started playing the game in 1961 and continued doing so until 1984.
Ivan was the first person to be inducted into the CSA Australia Savez Hall of Fame in 2015. In 1975, the club honored him by bestowing upon him the honor of life membership, and in 2015, he became the first person to receive this honor. In addition to this, he was a fervent advocate for the sport of football for women, and in 2004, he underwrote the cost of a perpetual trophy for our women’s team, which is still awarded annually. In addition to this, he was a fervent advocate for the sport of football for women.
Ivan was a well-known figure in the Tasmanian football community, and he was also the proprietor of the Continental Barber shop in Liverpool Street for a number of years. In that particular establishment, he took a lot of pride in showcasing the colors of the club—red, white, and blue—along with a number of club photos. We ask that you please accept our condolences, and we pray that he may finally find peace. Brico