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Gorringe makes Hall of Fame

THE late Horrie Gorringe - alongside four of the greats of the modern game and a journalist - has been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

A dominant force of Tasmanian football in the early part of the century, Gorringe was inducted along with Brownlow Medallists Nathan Buckley, James Hird, Mark Ricciuto and Michael Voss.

Tony Charlton, one of the towering figures of the early part of the game’s history on television, was inducted in the category of media representative.

Also announced was the appointments of Michelangelo Rucci, Stephen Phillips and Bruce McAvaney to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee after the retirements of Tom Reynolds, Tim Lane and Leigh Whicker.

AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:

Horrie Gorringe

  • Born July 1895. Died July 1994, aged 99.
  • Played with Cananore (Tasmanian FL) 1914-30.
  • Five TFL Premierships for Cananore.
  • Represented Tasmanian 1921, 1924 and 1927 national carnivals.
  • Tasmania Best Player, 1924 carnival.
  • Forward Pocket, Tasmanian Team of the Century.
  • Member, Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame and Named on Icon on Induction in 2005 with Darrel Baldock and Peter Hudson.

Nathan Buckley

  • Played 20 games for the Brisbane Lions, 1993, kicking 21 goals.
  • Played 260 games for Collingwood, 1994-2007, kicking 263 goals.
  • Played four games for Australia.
  • Brownlow Medallist 2003.
  • Norm Smith Medallist 2002.
  • AFL Rising Star 1993 (Inaugural winner).
  • Collingwood Team of the Century, Half Back Flank.
  • All Australian 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 (vice-captain).
  • Port Adelaide Premiership 1992.

James Hird

  • Played 253 games for Essendon, 1992-2007, kicking 343 goals.
  • Played four games for Australia.
  • Essendon Premiership 1993, 2000.
  • Essendon Team of the Century, Half Forward Flank.
  • Brownlow Medallist 1996.
  • Norm Smith Medallist 2000.
  • All Australian 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001 (captain), 2003.
  • Essendon Leading Goalkicker 1995, 1996.
  • Australian captain 2000, 2004.
  • Jim Stynes Medallist 2000.

Mark Ricciuto

  • Played 312 games for the Adelaide Crows 1993-2007 (then-club record) 1978-94, kicking 292 goals.
  • Played four games for Australia.
  • Adelaide Premiership 1998.
  • Brownlow Medallist 2003.
  • All Australian 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 (captain), 2005 (captain).
  • Quickest player to 300 games (13 years, 82 days) and second-youngest player to 300 games (31 years, 44 days).

Michael Voss

  • Played 289 games for the Brisbane Bears / Brisbane Lions, 1992-2006, kicking 245 goals.
  • Played two games for Australia.
  • Brisbane Premiership 2001, 2002, 2003.
  • Brownlow Medallist 1996.
  • All Australian 1996, 1999, 2001 (vice-captain), 2002 (captain), 2003 (captain).

Tony Charlton

  • Long-time AFL broadcaster and commentator, commencing his career from 1949.
  • Involved in the first live telecast of a game on HSV7 on April 20, 1957.




 



 

 


 

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