Ahead of the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on Saturday June 23, we are going back and taking a look at past inductees and their impact on Tasmanian football.
72. Berkley Cox: A tough and dependable centreman, Berkley Cox was a dual premiership player in Bob Miller’s great City teams of the mid-1950s before spending eight seasons in the VFL with Carlton. Finished his career back in Tasmania and represented the state at the 1966 Hobart Carnival.
81. Brian Lowe: A superb knock ruckman, Brian Lowe achieved premiership success with all seven clubs he represented across his 25-season senior career. Renowned for his ‘Midas Touch’ as a coach, he guided Cooee to back-to-back NWFU flags and most famously led East Launceston to their sole NTFA premiership in 1967.
101. Daryl Sutton: Tough, skilful and incredibly versatile, Darryl Sutton gave brilliant service to six clubs across three states. A North Melbourne premiership player under Ron Barassi and a dual State-of-Origin All-Australian, he ended his career as coach of North Hobart, laying the foundation for the club’s success in the early Statewide era.
106: Peter Daniel: A powerful ruckman/forward and one of Tasmanian football’s greatest leaders, Peter Daniel guided North Launceston to four consecutive NTFA premierships from 1978-81. Was also a highly-successful representative coach, leading a Greater Northern League combination to a famous victory over the VFA in Devonport in 1981.
108: Des James: A sublimely-skilled defender, indigenous star Des James came from Victoria to become a cornerstone of the great Sandy Bay teams of the late 1970s under Paul Sproule. His finest achievement came in gaining All-Australian selection after the 1979 State of Origin Carnival in Perth. Brother of VFL umpiring great Glenn James.
116. David Grant: Recruited from City-South aged just 16, David Grant was a mainstay at St. Kilda during the late-80 and early-90s. His versatility was such that he was named in every field position at least once over his 198 VFL/AFL games.