Back View later GalleryJim Stynes: a proud career Share facebook SHARE twitter TWEET email google-plus linkedin reddit More Jim Stynes came from Ireland as an untried teenager and went on to break the AFL's consecutive games record, win the Brownlow Medal in 1991 and become Melbourne president. Previous slide Next slide Jim Stynes portrait. Photo: Robert Banks Jim Stynes at Melbourne training at Junction Oval, July 23 1997. Photo: Pat Scala Caulfield Luncheon with Tottie Goldsmith, Nikki McCarthy & Jim Stynes at the Blue Diamond lunch, February 20 2002. Photo: Melanie Faith Dove Footballer Jim Stynes at the Melbourne Cup, November 3 1998. Photo: Sandy Scheltema Jim Stynes announces his retirement, October 4 1998. Photo: Ray Kennedy Jim Stynes at the Cabrini Hospital with a broken hand, April 21 1998. Photo: John Woudstra Melbourne v Richmond, Round 1 MCG,Melbourne. Jim Stynes is carried off the ground by his former teammates, March 27 1999. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Jim Stynes talks to Peter Grantham during his motivational session at Werribee Secondary College, September 8 1998. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones Jim Stynes with brother David at Melbourne training at Junction Oval, July 23 1997. Photo: Pat Scala Jeff Farmer and Jim Stynes after win over the Adelaide Crows at the MCG in the 1st qualifying final, September 5 1998. Photo: Ray Kennedy Jim Stynes with his blue hair, July 2 2004. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Jim Stynes at a meeting at Reach. Photo: Robert Banks Melbourne v Richmond , Reach foundation give Jim Stynes a great send off at the MCG after he did a lap of honour, March 27 1999. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Melbourne v Collingwood: Round 8: MCG: Melbournes Jim Stynes runs on to the field for his 250th, May 17 1998. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Melbourne footballer Jim Stynes speaking to students from Melbourne High School, May 24 1996. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Jim Stynes and Nick Daffy. AFL Round 7, Richmond versus Melbourne at MCG, May 10 1998. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Former AFL footballer and now director of the Reach organisation, Jim Stynes and fellow staffer, Jules Lund, who is a facilitator, at the Collingwood office, December 5 2002. Photo: Ken Irwin Australian Football Hall of Fame Induction dinner at The Regent Theatre Melbourne, 30th June 2003. John Platten, Wayne Richardson, John Todd and Jim Stynes. Photo: Vince Caligiuri AFL Round 10, Richmond versus Melbourne at MCG. Barry Richardson, Jim Stynes, Greg Hutchison, Marcus Seecamp and Cameron Schwab, May 31 1997. Photo: Ken Irwin Jim Stynes leaves the MCG after a match between Collingwood and Melbourne, April 8 1996. Photo: Jack Atley Jim Stynes with Matt from his Reach for the Start project, March 12 1997. Photo: Angela Wylie Melbourne's Jim Stynes in action during a match against Essendon at the MCG, 23 May 1998. Photo: Joe Armao Melbourne's Jim Stynes and then girlfriend Sam Ludbey(now his wife) at the 1997 Browblow Medla dinner, September 22 1997. Photo: Pat Scala Melbourne's Jim Stynes during a match against StKilda at the MCG, 21 June 1998. Photo: Joe Armao The Australian International Rules team training session at the Lexus centre, 9th October 2004. Photo: Shaney Balcombe Australian coach Gary Lyon talks with his coaching staff during the International Rules 1st Test between Ireland and Australia at Croke Park on October 17, 2004 in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: Getty Images AFL Round 1 match Melbourne Demons v Essendon Bombers at The MCG. Trisha Broadbridge (widow of Troy Broadbridge who was killed in the Boxing Day tsunami) and Melbourne great Jim Stynes, 26th of March 2005. Photo: Pat Scala Paul Johnson and the number 11 jumper he will wear for the first time at the weekend with Jim Stynes, 5th May 2005. Photo: Ray Kennedy Internatinal Rules Series. Australia V Ireland. One of Kevin Sheedy's assistants Former Melbourne Brownlow medallist Jim Stynes at team training at Telstra Dome, 25th October 2005. Photo: Vince Caligiuri AFL, Football, Round 11, Melbourne V Collingwood at the MCG. Melbourne's Jim Stynes with daughter during the past player lap of honour June 9 2008. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo AFL football , Round 11. Melbourne v Collingwood at MCG. Former champion ruckman Jim Stynes walks a lap of the ground with other former greats of the club before the game. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Round 11. Melbourne v Collingwood at MCG. Former champion ruckman Jim Stynes walks a lap of the ground with other former greats of the club before the game, 9th June 2008. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Crowds in Altona, runner Jim Stynes and escort runners in Melbourne?s west as part of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay. Photo: PrPix AFL football round 14, Melbourne v Brisbane at the MCG, Jim Stynes celebrates after the game, Sunday 29 June 2008. Photo: John Donegan AFL football round 14, Melbourne v Brisbane at the MCG, 29 June 2008. Jim Stynes and Austin Wonaeamirri's father Matthew celebrate after the game. Photo: John Donegan AFL football round 14, Melbourne v Brisbane at the MCG. Jim Stynes and Austin Wonaeamirri's father Matthew celebrate after the game, 29 June 2008. Photo: John Donegan Jim Stynes press conference at the Junction oval, 23rd July 2008. Photo: Wayne Taylor Jim Stynes and Ron Barassi at Melbourne training, August 15 2008. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Jim Stynes of Melbourne wins the Brownlow Medal after the 1991 AFL season, the presentation was held at the Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, 29 Sep 1991. Photo: Getty Images Jim Stynes marks the ball at the MCG round 4 match between Melbourne and Richmond. Frame grab courtesy of Channel 7, April 19 2009. Photo: Channel 7 Melbourne's president Jim Stynes and Coach Dean Bailey during training, May 15 2009. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo At the SCG where racial villification officer Jim Stynes observed the Swans training session, March 31 1999. Photo: Craig Golding AFL legend Jim Stynes gives players a pep talk during one of their last training sessions in Melbourne before leaving for Ireland to play in the Australian International Rules Football, Saturday 21 Oct 2006. Photo: Joe Castro Former AFL footballer and founder of the Reach foundation charity Jim Stynes, with his wife Sam, daughter Matisse and son Tiernan. Jim Stynes was presented with a Queens Birthday honour on Monday June 11th. Photo: Joseph Feil The Demons, buoyed by victory over Carlton, are charging towards another finals series. Leading the pack at training are from left, Brett Bailey, Paul Payne, David Flintoff and Jim Stynes in 1988. Photo: James McEwan Jim Stynes in action vs Footscray, July 7 1996. Photo: Vince Caligiuri Melbourne president Jim Stynes and wife Sam Ludbey-Stynes during the presser announcing he will be stepping aside while he has cancer treatment. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Melbourne president Jim Stynes and wife Sam Ludbey-Stynes during the presser announcing he will be stepping aside while he has cancer treatment. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo With boom recruit Jack Watts, August 2011. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Celebrating a win with Aaron Davey, July 2010 Photo: Justin McManus Teaching Prince William the finer points of the game, 2011. Photo: Paul Rovere With vice-president Don McLardy after meeting to discuss a change of coach, July 2011 Photo: Joe Armao JAA Rallying the fans, February 2011 Celebrating a win with Aaron Davey, July 2010 Photo: Justin McManus Enjoying his team's big win over the Dockers with fans, June 2011. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR With boom recruit Jack Watts, August 2011. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo Singing before a match to raise cancer awareness, with former Demon Russell Robertson, and Olivia Newton John. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo High fives for the Demons fans, June 2011. Photo: Paul Rovere PTR With friend and former teammate Garry Lyon, February 2011. Photo: Getty Images Talking to two residents from Milikapiti (names unknown) during a football clinic run by Melbourne in Melville Island, part of the Tiwi Islands, in the NT. Photo: Jesse Hogan In hospital for treatment. With caretaker coach and former teammate Todd Viney, August 2011. Photo: Pat Scala PDS With chief executive Cameron Schwab. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo In attendance to toss the coin at the start of game one of the International Rules Series between Australia and Ireland, October 28, 2011. Photo: Getty Images Jim Stynes at Melbourne training, December 2011. Photo: Wayne Taylor WMT At the 3AW studios, November 2011. Jim Stynes talking to Melbourne recruit Mitch Clark, December 2011. 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