1955 - 1975 - Part 1

No. 27 Gordon Bowman

Originally from Malvern, he played 82 AFL games with Melbourne (1945-49) and Hawthorn (1950-51) including the Demons’ 1948 grand final win. Took a young Mayne side to back-to back flags in 1961-62, building the nucleus of a team that would make a further six grand final appearances from 1963-68. Was a prolific goal kicker in an era dominated by Ray Hughson. Had the rare distinction of being a premiership captain-coach in three states -Sandy Bay in Tasmania, Mayne and Newtown in NSW.more

No. 28 Tom Broadbent

Mercurial Sandgate full forward who was a member of the club's 1956 premiership side before following Ken Grimley to Fitzroy, where he played one AFL game in 1957. He represented a Victorian 2nd 18 against South Australia. Won the Hughson Medal in 1953 and '60, and represented Queensland in 1953-54-55-56-58.more

No. 29 John Cheel

Strong centre half back who came to Western Districts from Footscray reserves in 1966. Was encouraged to come north by Western Districts Alan Hunter who spent 3 years at the Bulldogs. Club captain (1970-71), dual B&F winner (1966-70), member of the Bulldogs 1966-67 losing grand final teams and runner-up in the 1966 Grogan Medal. Consistently finished top three in all media trophies, winning the Courier Mail Award in 1965.more

No. 30 Norm Crimmins

Introduced to football administration by Bruce Andrew, he began his connection with the game in Queensland when he shifted from Melbourne in 1956. Played in Melbourne for Mordialloc in the Federal League and Parkdale in the A Grade Amateurs. Upon his arrival spent time as secretary of the Umpires Association, linking with a young Tom MacArthur. His commenced his 22-year involvement on the QAFL Board of Management in 1958.more

No. 31 David Dalgarno

Sherwood junior who emerged from the strong football nurseries at Corinda State School and Indooroopilly High. Displayed excellent leadership qualities and determination that saw him develop quickly into a top ruckman and on field General. Commenced his career in 1961 as a 17-year-old and became the youngest QAFL captain-coach of the post-war era at 21.more

No. 32 Terry Devery

Match-winning rover originally from Box Hill who joined Morningside after 31 AFL games with Footscray from 1957-61. Captain-coach of the Panthers from 1962-65, he led them to their first final series in 1963 and ‘64. Formed an awesome combination with ruck giant Terry Johnston to drag the club out of the doldrums, winning their first flag in 1965.more
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No. 33 Rod Diprose

A former Tasmanian Schoolboys representative, he played 48 games with Ulverstone before shifting to Queensland to become a dynamic rover with Morningside. Was the backbone of a side which struggled through the late 1960s and into the ‘70s. Played seven times for Queensland from 1966-74, was chosen in the Morningside 'Team of the Half Century' named in 2001, and was the Morningside games record-holder (243) until it was topped by Craig Edwards. Coached several Queensland State School representative teams.more

No. 34 Brian Fallis

A three-time Kedron B&F winner who with Harry O’Callaghan holds the distinction of umpiring and playing in grand finals as well as representing Queensland. Was a member of the Redlegs 1959 premiership team and finished third in the Grogan Medal the same year, but tasted grand final defeat in 1955 and ‘58. Represented Queensland at the Centenary Championships in Melbourne in 1958.more
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No. 35 Tom Gould

A member of the Queensland Schoolboys team in 1957-58, he won the J.L. Williams Medal for the B&F at the 1958 Australian carnival. A brilliant centreline player cum rover who was very quick in thought and deed, he challenges Gordon 'Freckles' Phelan as the best Kedron player of all-time. He also spent two years of a brilliant but short six-year senior career at Windsor-Zillmere. An outstanding schoolboy player, he is the youngest ever Grogan Medalist, having won the 1963 award by an equal League record 11 votes as an 18-year-old.more

No. 36 Ken Grimley

Powerful ruckman/key forward with Wilston-Grange and Coorparoo he commenced with the Gorillas as a junior in 1949. A member of Grange's first premiership side in 1955, he went to Fitzroy in 1957 and kicked six goals in his AFL debut, but returned home after just one season in Melbourne. Was responsible for re-naming the club 'Gorillas' after his time with the then Fitzroy Gorillas. Played a total of 252 QAFL games, including six consecutive QAFL grand finals from 1959-64, having joined the Roos in 1960, before finishing his career back at Grange.more

No. 37 Col Hoy

Best known as a former Test cricket umpire, and the man who gave the final Ian Meckiff run out decision in the famous Gabba Test between Australia and the West Indies in 1961, he was also well-regarded as an Australian Football reporter for The Courier-Mail newspaper through the 1950s, ‘60s and early ‘70s. Born at Windsor in Brisbane in May 1922, he died in March 1999 after a life in which he divided his sporting energies between the two codes.more

No. 38 Des Hughes

Tall, skilful and speedy wingman he was the best flanker of his era. His height and aerial strength also allowed him to be used at centre half forward. Debuted for Coorparoo in their inaugural premiership of 1960 after starting with the club’s juniors in 1953. Went on to be a key figure in the Roos’ most successful decade, with further premierships in 1963-64-68.more
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No. 39 Ray Hughson

Spectacular high-flying full forward who played schoolboy rugby league, Australian football and cricket for Queensland. Was a Morningside junior who left the game for five years as a 16-year-old but returned to become one of the 'greats'. Joined Wests in 1957 and was a 'disciple' of coach Doug Pittard. Was the League's leading goal-kicker in 1958-59-62-63-64-65, kicking 100 goals four times, and but for a stint with West Torrens in 1960-61 may have topped the list eight times in a row.more

No. 40 Robbie Hull

Dashing goal-kicking half forward flanker who was a Mayne and Kedron junior before a short break from football saw him return in 1965 for the Windsor-Zillmere Eagles. A Dick Parton protégé, he had beautiful skills that were exemplified by his deadly stab passes.Ever humble and team oriented he was rewarded in 1967 with a Grogan and a Hughson Medal. Played 125 games for Zillmere and twice represented Queensland .more

No. 41 Lindsay Jacob

Tough and speedy rover who was an outstanding mark for his size. Joined Kedron as captain-coach in 1970-74 after playing two games for North Melbourne in 1969. Was appointed full time coach at Kedron in what was a bold move for that era. An experienced journeyman before making his mark on Queensland football, he represented the Hume League (1964-66) and Ovens & Murray League (1967-68) before his shift north.more

No. 42 Graham Jewell

Grew up in Coburg, where he was coached as a schoolboy by the great John Kennedy. Moved to Queensland to play 251 games with Wilston-Grange from the late 1960s in a career interrupted only by a short stint as a premiership captain-coach in the Riverina.Was a dominant centre half forward/ruckman, with long arms, who regularly took freakish marks.more

No. 43 Shane Junker

Product of Morwell in the Latrobe Valley who came to Coorparoo in 1966. A centre half forward/half forward with good hands and a strong body, his overhead marking was a important feature in Coorparoo’s 1968 premiership campaign and he’d played in losing grand final sides in 1969-70. Also won the B&F in '66 and twice topped the club goal-kicking.more

No. 44 Keith Leach

A dominant and highly-regarded tap ruckman with Wilston-Grange who might have enjoyed an even more distinguished career but for a serious knee injury in 1964. Made his senior debut in '57, when he was runner-up in the Grogan Medal, and won the medal in 1961-62 in addition to numerous Grange B&F awards and The Courier-Mail Player of the Year Award in 1960. Playing with Western Suburbs in Sydney in 1966-67 after moving south for business reasons, he won a premiership, the club B&F and finished third in the Phelan Medal in '66.more
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No. 45 Ray Marshall

One of the great full forwards of the 1950s, he was the Windsor spearhead of the end of the club’s domination of Queensland football. Relatively small for a full forward, he compensated with great pace and a strong mark and developed a magnificent combination with Jim Trewick. His spectacular high flying finger tip marks and prolific goal-scoring were credited with a resurgence of spectator interest in the code in matches at Perry Park.more
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