Tony Beckett

Tony Beckett

Courageous and quick left-footed wingman who was the first Queenslander chosen directly from local ranks to play for the Brisbane Bears, posting six AFL games in ’87. Was a Mayne stalwart through the ’80s, playing 115 games after being recruited from Everton Districts and was a member of the Tigers’ last premiership in 1982. Played 18 times for Queensland, invariably among the best players, and would have been even more highly regarded but for a shocking knee injury.

Had the honour of captaining his state in 1985 and serving as vice-captain to Zane Taylor in ‘87. Was one of the original QAFL development officers (1983-89) and later coached at Redcliffe.

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