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”
Bruce Latimer Snr & Jnr holding the club’s 1991 premiership cup. Continue reading “Father Figure Bruce Latimer Snr”
Andrew Baker was one of the shining lights in a mainly tough era for the club. Continue reading “Modern day gun Andrew Baker”
Our next champion player shortlisted for our Legends team is John Kitson. John is the personification of Phil Johnson’s favourite phrase, “Its not the size of the dog, but the size of the fight in the dog.” Continue reading “Johnny Cobra”
The big man standing at the back of this picture is without question one of the best of the best in the last 50 years of the CFC. Continue reading “Club godfather Laurie ‘Dick’ Reynolds”
Those who love reading footy history books should have a look at the book, Finding Jack Dyer. It is a great read about Captain Blood and Richmond, the “Struggle town” suburb in the Depression, and war years. One of Captain Bloods’ most famous days was Richmond’s 1943 premiership win. Continue reading “Richmond hard man Leo Maguire”
In our view this photo of Canterbury’s first premiership team in 1920 is the most iconic picture in 136 years of history.
This photo that in recent years has been in the change rooms in sepia, depicts a team of mostly ANZAC veterans. A look closely at their faces shows you that these men had experienced horrors that defy description. This victory by 1 point against Mitcham who were a powerhouse at this time, made Canterbury the premier club in 1st Division, in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Continue reading “Wartime Legend Bill Beck”
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.