223. Grant Allford

Player Inductee

Latrobe/Richmond/Claremont/Launceston, Full Back/Ruck, 1968-1982

> U19 VFL premiership and leading goalkicker
> Richmond, 1969-73
> Claremont, 77 games over four seasons
> Captain-coached Launceston, 1978-79 and then played on until 1982
> Launceston best and fairest and NTFA best and fairest, 1980
> Represented NTFA and Tasmania multiple times, 1980

Grant Allford debuted for Latrobe in 1968 as a 17-year-old and was best first year player based on Wander Medal votes. Following a playing career in both the VFL and Tasmania, Allford continued his contribution as a playing coach at amateur and country level and has since been a commentator with WIN TV. He was also involved in development work with the Tassie Mariners and Tasmanian Devils from 1995 to 2006.