174. John Greening

Player Inductee

Cooee/Collingwood/Penguin/City South/East Devonport, Wingman, 1966-1982

> 107 games, 70 goals, Collingwood, 1968-72 and 1974-76
> Represented Tasmania on one occasion
> Cooee premiership, 1978
> Cooee state premiership, 1978

Born 20 December 1950, John Greening was a talented wingman from Cooee whose career at the highest level was cut short in a shocking behind the play incident against St Kilda in mid-1972. Many good judges believe he was in line to win the Brownlow Medal such was his brilliance before being cut down in round 14 of that season. Greening returned to Collingwood in 1974 but could not recapture his earlier form. He did play with distinction upon his return to Tasmania and helped Cooee to its second state premiership in 1978.