|V/AFL Clubs||North Melbourne|
Resolute and tough, Matthew Larkin was a fulcrum in the North Melbourne midfield for a decade, playing 172 V/AFL games and kicking 143 goals between 1984 and 1993. Originally from Boronia, he adapted to league football immediately, winning a club best and fairest award in his second season, and earning Victorian state representation for the first time in his third. Renowned for his ability to win the hard ball, Larkin won further best and fairest awards in 1987 and 1988. He captained the 'Roos from 1990 to 1992.
Author - John Devaney