Vale David Hewitson

Football South Australia is greatly saddened to learn of the loss of Life Member and Hall of Fame inductee, David Hewitson. 

David leaves an important and enduring legacy to football. For over 30 years, David contributed to the game of football in South Australia as a Player, Coach, Referee, Manager and Administrator and was a Life Member for the Noarlunga Districts Junior Soccer Association, South Australia Junior Soccer Association and a director of Football South Australia.

David was extremely passionate about football and growing the game in South Australia. He spent significant time throughout his life focusing on and committed to the development of junior talent by providing structured pathways and competitions in a safe and nurturing environment.

David was born in Middlesbrough, UK, and migrated to Australia in 1982. 

David coached all age groups from U6 to U17 at various Clubs, Schools and Associations, including the NDJSA U16 Girls team. In his time in football, David was also Chairman of the NDJSA and SAJSA (South Australian Junior Soccer Association). He was also the SAJSA delegate to Football SA from 2003-2005.

At various terms from the reconstituted Football Federation of South Australia in 2005 through to 2021, David served for 15 years as a Director on the Football SA Board. He was also a member of the Football SA Life Membership Advisory Committee, Football SA Project Control Group and the Football SA Museum Committee.

In 2014, David was inducted into the Football SA Hall of Fame as a member for outstanding contribution.

Funeral details: David’s funeral will be held at 10 am Monday 17 January at Alfred James Funeral Homes, 272 Main South Road, Morphett Vale. Jan Hewitson invites David’s friends to attend. Please note that capacity is subject to the then prevailing Covid restrictions.

Our thoughts are with David's wife Jan, his children Matthew, Mark and Lee, grandchildren, family and friends at this time. 

Football has lost a good friend and a staunch advocate. Fondly remembered and will be dearly missed.

Vale, David.