1955 - 1975 - Part 2

No. 47 Alex McGill

Schoolboy champion who made his debut for Mayne as a 16-year-old and played 160-plus games from 1953-63. Always superbly balanced, with brilliant disposal, he was everdangerous around goals. A member of the Tigers' 1958-61-62 premiership sides and captain in '58, he also played in a losing grand final in 1963. Was invited to trial with Fitzroy, StKilda and Hawthorn in the mid-1950s but a broken knee cap in '56 put paid to his AFL aspirations.more
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No. 48 Neville McGuinness

Tough centre half back who was a member of Morningside's first premiership team in 1965 and was named in the key defensive spot in the club's 'Team of the Half Century' in 2001. Played 214 games for the Panthers, and represented Queensland 11 times between 1960- 67. Brother of dual Grogan Medallist Noel McGuinness.more
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No. 49 Noel McGuinness

Prolific ball-winning midfielder who won the Grogan Medal in 1953-54 and was runner-up by one vote to teammate Henry Maguire in 1955. A product of the Morningside State School and the Hawthorne juniors, he represented Queensland at schoolboy level in 1949 with Darryl Sanders. He captained the Hawthorne U18s to a premiership in 1951. Shifted to Morningside and captained them to a Reserves premiership, picking up the individual honour of the QANFL Reserves B&F medal in his first year of senior football in 1952 when Morningside only played at that level.more

No. 50 Don McIvor

A lightweight goal-kicking Windsor rover who formed a formidable combination with Ray Drabble through the 1950s. Exceptionally quick, he finished third in the Grogan Medal in 1958 and was a regular Queensland representative from 1953-58, playing more than 10
games for the Maroons. Uncle of Scott McIvor.more
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No. 51 Kelvin Mills

A high-flying and strong-marking Kedron centre half back who enjoyed a short but productive QAFL career. A product of Kedron Juniors, he made his senior club debut at 17 in 1967 and followed with his interstate debut in '68 before claiming three club B&F awards and the 1970 Grogan Medal by eight votes. Was also Grogan Medal runner-up in ‘72, and folklore says he might have been a leading contender but for suspension in '71 when the votes of players ineligible for the award were not disclosed.more

No. 52 John Morton

An icon in the sports media industry, he is believed to have been the first journalist assigned to cover Australian football full-time in Queensland and afforded great support to the code during 40 years with the Telegraph. Born in Sydney, he moved to Queensland as a youngster and lived in Mackay before World War II, but when his father was sent overseas to help the war effort he moved with his family, brother and sister back to the family home at Yackandandah, near Albury.more

No. 53 Norm Reidy

A versatile type noted for his toughness and courage who played anywhere from fullback to ruck-rover and full forward. A former Fitzroy player, albeit only for one senior game in 1946, he moved to Queensland in 1949 to join Mayne and later was Sandgate's first premiership captain-coach in 1956-57. Also had a brief stint at Windsor. A State team regular through the 1950's, he was Queensland's best player at the 1950 carnival in Brisbane he also coached the state side. Later became club president and is something of a Sandgate icon.more

No. 54 Darryl Sanders

An unselfish and powerful utility player who started his 303-game AFLQ career at full forward, finished at fullback, and played right down the spine, even playing in the ruck for Queensland once. Began his senior career with Yeronga as a 14-year-old in 1949, was part of the Coorparoo-Yeronga merger, and finished with Coorparoo in 1966. Was a member of Coorparoo premiership sides in 1960-63-64, and also played in losing grand finals in 1961- 62. Was QAFL leading goal-kicker in 1954 with 92 goals, receiving a retrospective Ray Hughson Medal.more
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No. 55 Alf Shaw

A colourful media personality who also made a contribution as an umpire. Retired from a playing career at community level in Deniliquin in southern NSW to take up umpiring. Officiated in various country leagues before a stint in the VFA and eventually moved to Sydney where he was in charge of an SFL grand final between North Shore and a Newtown team that contained boxing icon Johnny Lewis. He is a boxing aficionado who shifted to Brisbane as a media manager with an advertising agency.more

No. 56 Ray Smith

Running defender who was the first Queenslander to play 100 AFL games. A product of the Sherwood State School and the Sherwood Football Club via Western Districts, he played senior football at 15. Enjoyed a unique football treble in Queensland, commencing in rugby union playing for the Reds U19s, playing at interstate level in Australian football onthree occasions, and adding representative rugby league after a mid-career stint in therival code.more

No. 57 Barry Spring

A 168-game and 585-goal powerful Mayne forward who was a dual premiership team member in 1966-67 and last-gasp winner of the ‘66 Hughson Medal when he kicked nine goals in the final game of the home and away season. A dual Tigers B&F winner and life member, he was a big-time performer and also kicked nine goals in a preliminary final against Wests. Played nine times for Queensland in 1963-64-65-66-67 and was one of great players of his era through the mid-1960s.more

No. 58 Andy Stewart

A left-footed centre half forward/ruck rover with an immaculate kick who played more than 300 games of senior football over 17 years. Won the Grogan Medal in 1958 by eight votes after being runner-up in 1956 and was instrumental in Ray Hughson's unsurpassed goal-kicking feats of the late 1950s and early '60s. Such was Hughson’s appreciation that he once presented his long-time mate with one of his six Hughson Medals in special acknowledgment in the part he played.more

No. 59 Col Taylor

A life-time advocate of Australian Football in Queensland who contributed significantly as a player, coach, media commentator and a fine student of the game. Commenced his senior career at Kedron in 1942 after converting from a rugby league initiation at St Columbans College at Clayfield. Went on to play more than 120 games for the Redlegs, generally in the ruck or at centre half forward. After a promising first season his football career was interrupted by four years of service in the army (1943-46) in World War II. He debuted for Queensland in 1947 and played three State games in 1947-48.more

No. 60 Jim Trewick

A four-time premiership player at Windsor who was the youngest of the famous Trewick brothers behind Alan, Ken and Phil, who all represented Queensland. He was a centre half forward cum on-baller who was regarded as a reliable team member, fast and hard, with a good kick. Was a member of Windsor's last four premiership sides in 1947-49-50-51 and formed an unbeatable combination with Ray Marshall, the boom full forward of the same era. Was the QAFL leading goal-kicker in 1947 and represented Queensland from 1946-53.more
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No. 62 Bruce Andrew

A Victorian, who in his role with the Australian National Football Council, spent many winter months living in Queensland in the 1950s and 60s. He first came to Queensland in 1949 to set up and plan for the All Australian Championships to be held in Brisbane for the first time in 1950. His impact was to be significant with some monumental shifts in the way the game was promoted and developed. With Kevin Crathern, he was instrumental in the securing the land that has become home of AFL Cairns and a stadium that hosts AFL matches and Test Cricket.more

No. 63 Merv Appleyard

A 208-game centre half back at Wilston-Grange through the 1960s. He was a product of Yeronga State School who played at Mayne in his formative years (1955-58) before transferring to Wilston-Grange in 1959. Strong overhead he was a permanent fixture in the State side representing Queensland 17 times from 1960-68. Won the 1968 Grogan Medal and many media awards through the ‘60s, and was a four-time B&F winner. Clearly among the best half dozen players of his era.more

No. 64 Joe Grant

Queensland’s first full-time football administrator, he was QAFL secretary for 23 years from 1958-1980 and was recognized in 1982 when the League medal for the player judged best afield in the grand final was named in his honour. Originally from Pyramid Hill in central Victoria, north of Bendigo, he was a loyal Fitzroy man but moved to Brisbane in the early ‘50s due to the ill-health of his wife Win. Was appointed secretary of the QAFL in1958 in a significant advancement for the code’s administration, and held that position until the AFL-funded appointment of Ken Murphy as QAFL general manager in 1980.more
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No. 65 Terry Johnston

Giant ruckman who won the Morrish Medal and represented Victorian U19s as a 17-yearold in 1961 and played exhibition matches for Melbourne against Geelong in North America in 1963. Moved to Queensland in 1965 and was a member of Morningside's first premiership side, playing a key role with rover Terry Devery as the club shed its'easybeat' tag. He won The Courier-Mail Trophy and Morningside B&F in ’67.more

No. 66 Wayne Stewart

A renowned big-game performer who played 289 games with Mayne and Coorparoo fromage 17 through until his mid 30s, tasting premiership and B&F success with both clubs and earning selection in the Queensland Team of the Century. A Zillmere junior after learning his early football at Geebung State School, he was an ever-competitive ruckman / key defender and was regarded as one of the most feared and intimidating figures of his time.more
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