A Darling Downs-born Mayne junior who played senior football through the 1920s and ‘30s with arch rivals Windsor. Captained his club, took B&F honours and won four premierships. Was labeled the ‘tin hare’ (a greyhound lure) by NSW after dominating interstate clashes with his speed and skill. He could kick both feet and his pace and elusiveness saw him regularly in the best players for Windsor.
Seriously injured in a heavy clash with a Mayne player, there were scenes outside the hospital as many Windsor supporters feared their star may die. He survived and went on to play for Queensland from 1926-34, and in a career highlight was 6th in the B&F medal at the 1930 carnival in Adelaide, which included such names as Cazaly, Titus and Coventry.