John Corless

Corless has spent much of his footballing life at Yeronga, an involvement that has spanned more than 50 years.

Corless played junior and senior football with the Devils and also participated in pre-season training with Carlton in the mid-1960s.

He captain-coached the Teachers’ Club for 11 years, finishing runner-up twice in the league medal.

After his coaching stint, he was appointed on the board of the newly formed South Queensland Australian Football Association, which underpinned the QAFL at that time.

Corless was awarded life membership of the SQAFA in 1981, after a long and fruitful contribution with the association, spanning a number of roles.

Corless has played a key role in the development of the Yeronga football club and was a valued administrator in the AFL South Queensland, before it was absorbed into AFL Queensland.

In recent years, Corless was involved as Treasurer of the Yeronga Devils, with his sons Sam and Tom also having strong involvement in the club.

An AFL Merit Award winner, the Hall of Fame induction recognises Corless’ tireless efforts in Queensland football.


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