165. Wally Ride

Player Inductee

City (Launceston), Player/Coach, 1900-1922

> 86 games, City, 1900-12
> 16 games, NTFA
> Represented Tasmania four times
> Tasmanian National Carnival team member, 1908 (first carnival in Melbourne)
> Played in Tasmanian teams that defeated NSW, QLD and NZ
> City premierships, 1908, 1909 and 1912
> State premiership, 1908
> Captained City in 1906, 1909 and 1912 (rotation system)
> City premiership coach, 1921 and 1922
> Multiple NTFA representative, 1905-12 (including captain in 1909)
> NTFA life member, 1925
> City life member, 1926

The name Ride was synonymous with City Football Club for five decades and Wally was renowned as a key defender for City, the NTFA and Tasmania. A strong leader of the club, Ride captained the Redlegs in two premierships before the Great War and then coached them to two more on his return in 1921 and 1922.