Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Laurence Slack

Known as
Laurie Slack

17 March 1915

5 February 1991 (aged 75)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 55d
Last game: 25y 153d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Geelong: 4, 24

Laurie Slack

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,260th player to appear, 3,110th most games played, 4,793rd most goals kickedGeelong: 395th player to appear, 221st most games played, 394th most goals kicked

Of slim build at 178cm and 67kg Laurie Slack boasted an abundance of courage and a copious amount of skill. Pacy and elusive, he almost invariably used the ball with intelligence and precision. He joined Geelong from East Geelong and went on to play 77 VFL games and register 11 goals for the club from 1935 to 1940. With the exception of his last season he was a near automatic choice for the seniors. In the 1937 grand final clash with Collingwood he was on a wing as the Cats surged to victory with six last term goals to one after scores had been deadlocked at ‘lemons’.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.