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.