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Queensland Australian Football Hall of Fame
Launch of Hall of Fame -
30th October 2008
Anyone who had any doubts
about the passion, the history and the unique culture of AFL footy in
Queensland need only have attended the launch of the Queensland Australian
Football Hall of Fame at the Gabba on the evening of 30th October 2008.
A crowd of 700 attended the black-tie function where 150 players, coaches,
teams, administrators, journalists and other footballing personalities
became the inaugural inductees in the Queensland Australian Football Hall of
It was a special evening, a chance for old acquaintances to be renewed and
for new friendships, based on a common passion, to be born. The only
problem was that it wasn’t long enough to meet everyone there.
Forensics member Greg Parker had the honour of accepting the certificate of induction on behalf of the Brisbane
Football Club of 1866 to 1886 - the first footy club in Queensland.
The certificate can be seen at the right of screen, and more details of the
inaugural Brisbane club can be found at the AFLQ website here:
club of 1866 to 1886
Seven ‘Legends’ of the
game were named at the end of the evening, and they are as follows:
Selfless administrator of the game for many years from 1903 when
his efforts had much to do with the revival of the code. Was also a
Filled a variety of roles as player, coach, administrator and umpire from
the 1920s until the 1970s, and was the Queensland delegate to the National
Football Council for many years.
Champion full-back who played with Sandgate and Coorparoo. Captained
and coached the state.
Umpired 502 senior games from 1959 to 1985, a national record. In 2008
became the first resident Queenslander to be inducted into the AFL Hall of
Born-and-bred Queenslander who played for Coorparoo before becoming a
champion Hawthorn full-forward who kicked 1254 goals in 269 AFL games.
Hawthorn great who won eight best-and-fairest awards with the club, playing
in four premierships. Coached Collingwood for ten years, including the
1990 flag, before a tremendous decade as Brisbane Lions coach which
featured a hat-trick of premierships.
Morningside junior who won the Brownlow Medal in 1996 before captaining the
Brisbane Lions to their three consecutive flags. A champion who played
289 AFL games, he was appointed coach of the Lions for 2009.
Detailed information on the seven Legends, and images of all, can be found
at the AFLQ website here:
The 150 inductees were
separated into four different eras: (i) Pre-1955, (ii) 1955 to 1975, (iii)
1975 to 1990, and (iv) 1990 to 2008. Here are details and images of
the inductees in their respective eras on the AFLQ website:
Pre-1955 - Part 1
Pre-1955 - Part 2
1955 to 1975 - Part 1
1955 to 1975 - Part 2
1975 to 1990 - Part 1
1975 to 1990 - Part 2
1975 to 1990 - Part 3
1990 to 2008 - Part 1
1990 to 2008 - Part 2
A PDF file of the booklet
giving details of all 150 inductees can be found here, and is also
accessible from the AFLQ website:
A wrap-up of the launch can be found at the AFLQ website here:
Launch of Queensland Australian Football Hall of Fame
2010 Hall of Fame inductees
Marcus Ashcroft was elevated to
‘Legend’ status in the Queensland Australian Football Hall of Fame at the
2010 Grogan Medal dinner on the 6th September. Ashcroft, who with the
Brisbane Lions became the first Queenslander to play 300 AFL games, becomes the
eighth Queensland Hall of Fame ‘Legend’. He is now the Football
Manager of the Gold Coast Suns.
Details of all of the 2010
inductees can be found at the AFLQ website here.