249. Max Griffiths

Max GriffithsPlayer Inductee

New Town/Glenorchy/Latrobe, Forward, 1953-1962

Glenorchy (New Town) leading goalkicker, 1954 and 1956
Weller Arnold Medal for best player in TFL intrastate match, 1955
Glenorchy best and fairest, 1959
Represented Tasmania ten times between 1955 and 1959
Represented Tasmania at the 1956 and 1958 Australian carnivals
Glenorchy premierships, 1953, 1956 and 1958
Credited with 122 senior games for Glenorchy

Renowned Tasmanian journalist, Geoff Poulter, considered Max Griffiths one of the ten best players from Tasmania never to have played in the VFL/AFL. Griffiths kicked 19 goals in two Tasmanian state matches against the ACT and NSW in 1955. After a short stint in the NWFU the brilliant forward retired to country football in the 1960s.