Canterbury’s team of legends

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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Hawthorn Champ John Peck

Hawthorn did not beat Collingwood at Victoria Park from 1925 until 1960, when former Canterbury player John Peck goaled after the siren. It was a momentous victory. Peck went on to become one of Hawthorns greatest ever players.

The boy from Canterbury, who went to Canterbury State school as it was known, and played all his juniors at Canterbury FC, was picked by Hawthorn playing in our Under 18′s. 

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Rohan Walmsley

5 x B&F Rohan “Wombat” Walmsley

Ahead of our games this week we look at the career of another of our club greats. Rohan “Wombat” Walmsley who has five club Best & Fairest’s to his name. A feat only bettered in 136 years by ex Tiger and Hawk Stan Ogden.

James Nicolas – “Wombat is as good as any midfielder I have seen at the club.I have not seen one better. Able to get his own ball, he is also a wonderful finisher and tough as nails.He is “a good driver in heavy traffic.” When he gets that stare in his eyes, look out. Wombat has always been able to push forward take a strong grab and is an excellent set shot for goal. Continue reading “5 x B&F Rohan “Wombat” Walmsley”