Schoolboy champion who made his debut for Mayne as a 16-year-old and played 160-plus games from 1953-63. Always superbly balanced, with brilliant disposal, he was everdangerous around goals. A member of the Tigers’ 1958-61-62 premiership sides and captain in ’58, he also played in a losing grand final in 1963. Was invited to trial with Fitzroy, StKilda and Hawthorn in the mid-1950s but a broken knee cap in ’56 put paid to his AFL aspirations.
Vice-captain of Queensland at age 20 to the Centenary Championships in Melbourne in ’58 under Norm Reidy, he played regularly for the State from 1954-62 and was State captain at the Division Two Championships in Sydney in 1960 to top off a glittering representative career. Was runner-up to Tom Pelly in the 1956 Grogan Medal despite the knee injury which cut his season in half, and was in a five-way tie for second in the 1957 Grogan Medal. Also coached Mayne in 1959.