Barry Karklis

Barry Karklis

A hard-running centreman originally from Wilston-Grange who played 232 QAFL games. Went from being a good player to an outstanding player after two years at South Adelaide in 1977-78. Returned home to win the Windsor-Zillmere B&F in 1979, when he was runnerup in the Grogan Medal. Went one better to win the coveted medal in 1980 and played a key role in the Eagles’ 1981 premiership.

Played seven times for Queensland through the ’80s, including the Maroons’ first win over Tasmania in Ulverstone in ’80. Also won the Bill Clerke Medal for the QAFL Reserves B&F in 1987.

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