97. Geoff Poulter

Journalist/Editor/ Writer, 1968-2005

Sports reporter with The Mercury, 1967-72
Sports journalist with The Age and editor of Inside Football, 1973-80
Chief football writer for The Herald, Sporting Globe and Herald Sun, 1981-2005
Numerous media awards for football journalism
Inducted into the MCG Hall of Fame for writing in football and cricket, 2000

Born 25 April 1948, Geoff Poulter was a great supporter of Tasmanian football. He won an AFL award for best feature story for a piece about Darrel Baldock in 1987. After completing his cadetship and starting his career in Tasmania, Poulter rose to the top of football journalism nationally over three decades at the highest level.