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”
Warburton Rd runs along the train line, off Maling Rd and consists of mainly what were once workers cottages. This was the working class part of Canterbury. Whether this is the reason who knows, but from this street alone came a cavalcade of Canterbury players in the 50s and 60s.
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.
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”