Syd Sherrin Personalised Footballs
Syd Sherrin Personalised Footballs
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About us

The Sherrin Family History 

Thomas William Sherrin 
Four generations of Sherrin football makers. 
Sydney John Sherrin (top left), Thomas William Sydney Sherrin (middle left), Sydney Sherrin (middle, right), Thomas William Sherrin (bottom, left). 


 Syd has been involved with he football manufacturing business for over 40 years, and is very proud of his rich football heritage.

As a fourth generation football maker, he is link to the original T.W. Sherrin, who designed and made the very first Australian Rules football back in 1879. 

Syd has retired from the business, but continues the family tradition by making his own Syd Sherrin footballs. 

These footballs are personalised and handcrafted in Syd's home workshop ion the seaside suburb of Williamstown, using the same techniques as the original Tom Sherrin used over 130 years ago. 

Syd only makes a limited amount of footballs each year as the process is a very meticulous one, making each football by hand with his dedicated skill and precision to detail. 

Syd has now written a book about his famous family; an in depth account of his families migration from Ireland back in 1848 and leading through to the present day. It recounts with pride and passion how the Australian Rules football has evolved, and the remarkable association the family has had with the Collingwood Football Club. The Sherrin family were actively involved as administrators over four generations since the birth of the club in 1892.

The original staff at the Sherrin Factory in Collingwood. 1879. 

The Product 

Personalised and handcrafted leather Australian Rules footballs - made to order.

The ultimate in Australian sporting memorabilia. 

Ideal for: 

  • Corporate presents for overseas, interstate and major clients
  • Company goal setting awards
  • Long service gifts
  • Birthday or special occasion presents
  • Social club fundraising 

A truly specialised and limited number gift, individually made by Syd Sherrin im his home workshop. 

Each football is individually signed by Syd Sherrin with a serial number that corresponds to a Certificate of Authenticity. 

Delivery is based on a time frame of 4-6 weeks approximately taking into account levels of current orders.

Each football is meticulously handcrafted and genuinely made out of an enduring love of Australian Rules football. 

Please note, 10% of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to the Reach Foundation, established by Jim Stynes in 1994 to encourage self belief and confidence in teenagers.