153. Ray Biffin

Player Inductee

North Launceston/Melbourne, Full Back/Full Forward, 1965-1980

> 171 games, 131 goals, Melbourne, 1968-79
> Melbourne leading goalkicker, 1976 (47 goals)
> 42 games, North Launceston, 1965-67

Born 6 May 1949, Ray Biffin commenced his senior career with North Launceston where he played from 1965 to 1967. During that time he represented the NTFA in 1966 and played in a losing grand final against East Launceston the following year. In 1968 he crossed to Melbourne where he would spend twelve productive years. In 1976, playing mainly at full forward, he booted 47 goals for the year to top the Demons’ list, but he was equally effective as a bustling, ruggedly unpretentious full back. After retiring as a player Biffin spent some time as coach of Hawthorn’s Under 19s.