John Shephard was a bastion of Sports Journalism in Gibraltar, for over 50 years, covering all of the Rock's sporting events right up to his passing in November 2016.
A champion of Gibraltarian sporting talent in Spetember 2014 John finally got to witness, and indeed report on Gibraltar's National Football Team play in a competitive international as a full UEFA member, when Gibraltar took on Poland at the Estadio Algarve.
Whatever the weather John would always be seen with his notebook to hand and camera at the ready to caputre that important footballing moment across all forms of the beatiful game being played in Gibraltar.
His devotion and dedication to football accross the board, saw the GFA's Grassroots department, and especially Gibraltar's Veterans, look to honour John and out of this the Annual John Shephard Memorial Cup was born. It takes place every summer to remember a man who was at 'home' at the Victoria Stadium.