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”
The man holding the football from our 1969 premiership team photo is Keith James, the latest champion from our club shortlisted for the Legends team. Continue reading “Multiple Premiership winner Keith James”
As we work to assemble Canterbury’s Greatest ever side over the next 12 months, we will from time to time throw in brief bio’s of former clubs legends, so you can see some of the greats who have donned the jumper, and see how many went on to play VFA and AFL at its highest levels. Ex Canterbury boys who captained AFL teams, played in AFL premierships, coached at AFL level, won All Australian honours, and two who became presidents of AFL clubs.
Then we will have a competition for people to pick the best team from a shortlist with bios with a prize for the winner.
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Stan Ogden a ruckman, won a Best & Fairest for Canterbury in 1929, and was then recruited by Hawthorn. Continue reading “Equal B&F WW2 Veteran Stan Ogden”
Peter Curran played seniors for Canterbury in 1980-1981. In those two seasons he played some of the most outstanding football I have seen from a Canterbury footballer. Continue reading “Hawthorn Champion Peter Curran”
Rhett McKenzie was a local boy who lived and was schooled in the Canterbury area. Continue reading “Local legend Rhett McKenzie”