1990 - 2008 - Part 1

No. 123 Clint Bizzell

A proud member of Queensland’s 100-Game AFL Club, he played 163 games and kicked 79 goals with Geelong and Melbourne from 1996-2007, including four finals. Son of Wilston- Grange 200-gamer Robin Bizzell and a Grange junior himself, he is a product of Brisbane Boys College and twice did summer training with the Brisbane Bears without getting an opportunity. After representing Queensland at senior level and playing in the 1995 QAFL grand final with Kedron-Grange, he was drafted by Geelong at No.75 in the 1995 AFL National Draft.more

No. 124 Daryl Bourke

An in-and-under centreman who was a member of the first Brisbane Bears playing intake in 1987 after 18 games at Melbourne under Ron Barassi and John Northey in 1985-86 but failed to win a spot on the club’s first playing list. It proved to be a wonderful move nevertheless as he stayed in the Sunshine State and went on to become one of the all-time greats at Morningside despite a 1988 knee reconstruction.more

No. 125 Craig Brittain

A much-decorated servant of Queensland football as a Grogan Medallist and a premiership player and coach who in recent years has made his mark on the AFL scene in recruiting. Born in Melbourne but a football product of Cairns, he was a 1981 All-Australian Teal Cup selection who in the same year played in the Windsor-Zillmere premiership side under Frank Gumbleton as a 17-year-old.more

No. 126 Wayne Brittain

A graduate of the grassroots system in Queensland, he was the first homegrown football identity to coach at senior AFL level when he took charge of Carlton in 2002. Born in Melbourne but a Queenslander from an early age, he played with Centrals Aloomba in Cairns and coached Windsor- Zillmere to premierships at U19 and Reserves levels before taking the Zillmere seniors to a memorable flag in 1988.more

No. 127 Darren Carlson

A classy wingman from Southport who was the fifth Queenslander to play for the Brisbane Bears behind Gary Shaw, Frank Dunell, Tony Beckett and Alan Giffard and the third player behind Beckett and Giffard elevated to senior ranks with the Queensland AFL club. A Surfers Paradise junior, he was a triple QAFL premiership player with Southport in 1985- 87-89 who won AFL selection on sheer weight of performance at club level.more

No. 128 Troy Clarke

A pocket-sized utility player originally from Cairns who was the only North Queensland player in the final list of 100 nominations for the Queensland Team of the Century, named in 2003. Originally from South Cairns, he had an outstanding junior career in which he represented Queensland at U17 level and won the Cairns League B&F Medal as a 17-yearold in 1986. Missed selection in the foundation Bears squad and instead joined West Torrens in the strong South Australian League.more

No. 121 Brisbane Lions 2001-2003

The Brisbane Lions made AFL history when the won an AFL premiership hat-trick in 2001- 02-03, confirming the ‘arrival’ of the game as a major sport in Queensland. Coached by Leigh Matthews and captained by Michael Voss, they were just the fourth side in history to win three flags in a row, emulating the feat of the Carlton side of 1906-07-08, and the Melbourne sides of 1939-40-41 and 1955-56-57, and ranking behind only the four-in-row Collingwood premiership sides of 1927-28-29-30.more

No. 122 Marcus Ashcroft

The first Queenslander to post 300 AFL games and the games record-holder of the Brisbane Bears/Lions after a magnificent career that spanned 15 years and 318 games, and culminated in the historic premiership hat-trick of 2001-02-03. Born in Melbourne but a Gold Coast product from age three, he came through the ranks at Surfers Paradise and Southport, and was a standout Queensland junior who made his AFL debut in 1989.more
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No. 129 Danny Dickfos

An icon of Queensland football, he is the games record holder at a club known at various times as Windsor-Zillmere, North Brisbane, the Northern Eagles and the Zillmere Eagles, and widely regarded as the No.1 Eagles player of all-time. And that despite playing four years and 66 AFL games with the Brisbane Bears/Lions at the peak of his career.Epitomizing all that is good about football at the domestic level, proving it’s not all about the AFL, he was a 1987 Queensland U17 representative and a 1988-89 Brisbane Bears Supplementary List player, playing 14 reserves games.more

No. 130 John Durkin

A resilient and seasoned administrator with more than 30 years’ involvement in Townsville football. A dual premiership player with West Townsville, he played 178 games in the TAFL. Represented Townsville in the strong NQ championships of the 1970s and ‘80s and also coached the Townsville team. Commenced his football in suburban Melbourne before shifting north in his early 20s. More recently has taken up the daunting assignment of promoting and managing football in the highly competitive sporting environment in the far north of the state.more
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No. 131 Craig Edwards

Born in Gladstone but a Nambour product who trialed with Sydney Swans and Brisbane Bears before carving out a decorated career with Morningside, which included three premierships and two B&Fs. A highly-skilled versatile midfielder, he is the Panthers' games record-holder (247). Represented Queensland with distinction, including a 47-possession game against NSW at the SCG in 1992.more

No. 132 Max Hudghton

An adopted Queenslander who has forged a wonderful 200-game AFL career with St.Kilda after playing in the 1996 West Brisbane AFLQ premiership side as a 20-year-old. It remains one of his career highlights, and in 2006 he travelled north for the 10-year reunion of that Bulldogs side, coached by Danny Craven. Born in Melbourne, he played with Diamond Creek and the Northern Knights U18 side before moving north with his family.more
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No. 133 Andrew Ireland

A hugely-admired all-round football person who will forever have a place in Queensland football history as a pioneer of the code and Chief Executive of the first Brisbane Lions premiership side in 2001. And that after a key role in moving the former Brisbane Bears from the Gold Coast to make their home at the Gabba in Brisbane, and a massive all-round contribution to the code’s development in the Sunshine State. Born in London, he moved to Australia with his family aged four and was a football graduate of Preston Swimmers and Ivanhoe Amateurs, where he won All-Australian Amateur selection.more

No. 134 Ian King

A contributor to football for over more than 30 years as a coach and administrator within the primary school system, he began his involvement in school football with his first teacher posting in 1974. He was no slouch as a footballer, playing in the Queensland Secondary Schools State team in 1968 with the likes of Don Smith and Neville Weller, and after joining the Queensland Primary Schools Association in 1979 is still an active member.more
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