was a ruggedly tenacious rover who gave Fitzroy eight seasons of gutsy and commendable service. He rose through the ranks at the club, and made his senior VFL debut in 1955. The tougher the opposition or the occasion, the better he seemed to play, and he was a noteworthy performer in the club?? ultimately unsuccessful finals campaigns of 1958 and 1960. In 1962 he was the team?? top goal kicker for the year with 21 goals. The following season saw him captain-coaching the Roys??reserves side, and winning a Gardiner Medal as the best and fairest player in the competition for good measure. In 1964 he was appointed captain-coach of NWFU side Latrobe where he spent four seasons without managing to steer his charges to a flag. He did, however, win a Wander Medal in his debut season.
Author - John Devaney
Full Points Footy's Tasmanian Football Companion