170. Graeme Wilkinson

Player Inductee

Melbourne/Richmond/City South, Ruckman/Forward, 1958-72 and 1973-2007

> Played 240 senior games for City South/NTFA (204), Richmond (29), Melbourne (1), and Tasmania (6)
> Richmond leading goalkicker, 1960
> City South best and fairest, 1968
> A.W. Orchard Trophy for best player in NTFA, 1966
> Coached City South, 1962-67 and 1973, including NTFA premierships in 1962 and 1966 (state also)
> Tasmanian representative, 1962, 1964 and 1966 (national carnival)
> Named captain of City South’s ‘Team of the Century’
> Life member, City South, 1968
> Over 20 years as ABC radio commentator on NTFA and statewide league football
> NTFL administrator, 2004-07

Born 31 March 1938, Graeme ‘Dreams’ Wilkinson commenced his career with Melbourne and Richmond and transferred with success to Tasmania in 1962. His time at City South was highlighted by the 1966 state premiership triumph, a year in which he also represented Tasmania at the national carnival. Wilkinson’s career in football continued long after his playing days concluded, with two decades of service in the media followed by a period as a volunteer administrator.