James Nicolas: In the early 1970’s for the 100th time my plastic footy was kicked into the garden of the Edwardian house at the end of Willandra Ave, Canterbury. Out of the house came an elderly man who was not happy and said, “If you want to kick a footy around and wreck peoples gardens, why don’t ya go down to Canterbury footy club and have a kick” Continue reading “7-flag President Fred Horkings”
Canterbury FC 1928 on the pocket where our dugout is today. This is one James Nicolas’ favourite pictures from our incredible history. In the photo the man in the hat is President A V Paul.
Look at any picture of the club from 1919 until WW2 and he is front and centre as President for most of the years and in the last period he was treasurer. One of the earliest Life Members of the club he was the Canterbury chemist for decades. Continue reading “Local Chemist A V Paul”
Chris Barras was a local boy going to Canterbury Primary and Camberwell High, and like many of his mates at Camberwell High, the natural progression was at Canterbury FC. Chris is the first to admit he was a battler as a player, but Chris always brought his all to the contest, and got the best out of himself. Continue reading “President & Clubman Chris Barras”
John Ross took over from Peter O’Malley as senior coach in 1989.
Ross had been a seasoned footballer having played with Prahran in the VFA. A tough nuggety little onballer who played the game hard in the old fashioned sense. Continue reading “91 Premiership Coach John Ross”
Randall Walker was a midfielder who could also play back or forward, with good skills and a great winner of the ball. Continue reading “90s Ball Winner Randall Walker”
Wayne Handley played for Canterbury in 81,82,83. Playing mainly at full-back he was a player who dominated his opponents, and was almost never beaten. Continue reading “80s Legend Wayne Handley”
BJ is one of those players that every coach loves to have in his team. A player who plays old fashioned, no frills footy. Who goes out week after week playing hard, straight ahead footy for the club he loves, and does it year after year. If this was BJ’s only contribution to the CFC, it would be a valuable one. BJ played in the 2015 Reserves premiership for the club. A reward for his loyalty. Continue reading “Wakool native, Presidential Legend Nominee, BJ Lashbrook”
The Hoskin brothers were almost identical twins and both played for the club from the early 1960’s until the early 1970’s. Continue reading “The Hoskin Brothers”
Fred Latham was a star of Canterbury’s first ever premiership in 1920. At five foot 6, it would be expected that he was a mosquito fleeter. Continue reading “ANZAC hero Fred Latham”
The Fleming family is one of the great Canterbury FC families. The father, the late Pat Fleming was for years on the committee, trainer and Life member. His youngest son Dale, a star forward for the club, already shortlisted for the legends team. Middle son Ross, was a more than serviceable player for the club, over many years, and is a Life member. Continue reading “Fleming family bull, Mark Fleming”