Jim Stynes Biography
(Australian Rules Footballer)
Birthday: April 23, 1966 (Taurus)
Born In: Dublin, Ireland
Jim Stynes is a footballer who went on to be known as the pride of Australian football over the years. In a career spanning 264 games, Stynes had contributed greatly towards the success of his team, Melbourne. This player tried football first at the age of eight and turned out to be impressive even at a young age. He then earned a scholarship to play football as well as pursue his education at Melbourne, which changed his life completely. He soon earned a spot in the ‘Melbourne Football Club’ when he was still a teenager. Jim’s passion towards the game became really evident, when he continued playing for Melbourne in spite of being injured. Jim was also a recipient of several honours, which he fetched for proving his football prowess time and again. A couple of these include the ‘Brownlow Medal’ as well as the ‘Medal of the Order of Australia’. Apart from merely sticking to his sports responsibilities, Jim also turned towards philanthropy at a later stage of his career, by co-founding the initiative, ‘The Reach Foundation’. He also explored his writing abilities much later, by penning two books based on his life, as well as a work for children.