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Hall of Fame

Individuals may be considered for induction into the Geelong Football Club Hall of Fame if they meet the guidelines as stated below.

There is no provision for "automatic" inclusion.  Induction to the Hall of Fame is considered on a case-by-case basis. 

 

AFL player

An AFL Player will be deemed worthy of consideration if he satisfies any four (4) of the following ten (10) guidelines:   

  1. Ten (10) years’ service as an AFL / rookie listed player.
  2. A total of two hundred (200) senior premiership / finals matches (out of season matches are not included.) A more discretionary approach will be applied to those players who played prior to the mid-1880.
  3. Officially served as Captain for two (2) years. Special consideration will be given to Captains who played prior to the inception of coaches in 1910, since captains served as both coach and captain prior to that year.
  4. Geelong Football Club Best & Fairest winner. A more discretionary approach will be applied to players who played prior to the 1920s, when there was no regular Best & Fairest award.
  5. Top three (3) placing in Geelong Football Club Best & Fairest on four (4) occasions. This will apply to players from 1960 onwards, as earlier records were not maintained.
  6. Premiership player. Each Premiership will count as one (1) guideline being met, eg. three (3) Premierships equals three (3) guidelines met.
  7. All-Australian selection.
  8. AFL Brownlow Medal winner or Champion of the Colony winner.
  9. Top three (3) placements in the AFL Brownlow count on two (2) non-consecutive occasions. A more discretionary approach will be applied to players who played prior to the awarding of the Brownlow Medal in 1924.
  10. AFL Coleman medallist and/or competition leading goal scorer.

 

AFLW player

As our AFLW team (established in 2019) we will recognize the commitment to the Club during our Pioneer years (2017 & 2018). 

An AFLW player will be eligible for consideration if she satisfies any four (4) of the following ten (10) guidelines:  

  1. Ten (10) years’ service as an AFL / rookie listed player and taking into account our Pioneer years (2017 & 2018)
  2. A total of 60 senior premiership / finals matches (out of season matches are not included.) A more discretionary approach will be applied to those players who played in our Pioneer period.
  3. Officially served as Captain for two (2) years. Special consideration will be given to Captains who played in our Pioneer period.
  4. Geelong Football Club AFLW Best & Fairest winner. A more discretionary approach will be applied to players who played in our Pioneer period.
  5. Top three (3) placing in Geelong Football Club AFLW Best & Fairest on four (4) occasions.
  6. Premiership player: Each Premiership will count as one (1) guideline being met, eg. three (3) Premierships equals three (3) guidelines met.
  7. All-Australian selection.
  8. AFLW league best and fairest
  9. Top three (3) placements in the AFLW best and fairest count on two (2) non-consecutive occasions.
  10. Competition leading goal scorer.

Note: due to the likely fluctuation in length of season the above metrics need to be annually reviewed. 

Coach - AFL

A Coach will be deemed worthy of consideration if s/he satisfies three (3) of the following three criteria:

  1. Six (6) years as the Senior Coach.
  2. Premiership Coach. Each Premiership will count as one guideline met.eg. three (3) Premierships equals three (3) guidelines met.
  3. Senior Coach who has coached five (5) teams to the finals in the course of his/her career 

A coach who has also been a player may have his/her records combined for consideration.

Coach - AFLW

A Coach will be deemed worthy of consideration if s/he satisfies three (3) of the following three criteria: 

  1. Six (6) years as the Senior Coach including Pioneer period
  2. Premiership Coach. Each Premiership will count as one guideline met.eg. three (3) Premierships equals three (3) guidelines met.
  3. Senior Coach who has coached five (5) teams to the finals in the course of his/her career 

A coach who has also been a player may have his/her records combined for consideration. 

Timing:

Consideration for induction into the Geelong Football Club Hall of Fame will be given to a Player or Coach or non-player/coach no less than three (3) years after their retirement from AFL competition. 

Notes and Qualifications:

  1. If State Representative matches are reintroduced, the guidelines may be amended at the discretion of the Board.
  2. Goal-kicking records have not been included for the following reasons:
    1. In the early years goal totals were generally much smaller than in later eras.
    2. Goal-kicking, per se, favours particular playing positions.

A-D

Gary Ablett junior
Gary Ablett senior
Tom Arklay
Les Armstrong
Mark Bairstow
Jimmy Bartel
Andrew Bews
Rod Blake
Mark Bos
Terry Bright
Billy Brownless
Charles Brownlow
Neville Bruns
Peter Burns
Paul Chapman
David E. Clarke
Wayne Closter
Arthur Coghlan
Jack L. Collins
Joel Corey
Paul Couch
Tim Darcy
Bob Davis
John Devine
Percy Douglass

E-H

Alec Eason
Bill Eason
Corey Enright
Jack L. Evans
Graham Farmer
Fred Flanagan
Bill Goggin
Ben Graham
Edward  Greeves
Dick Grigg
Lloyd Hagger
William (Ben) "Trusty" Hall
Les Hardiman
Peter Hardiman
Tom Harley
Fred Hawking
Jack Hawkins
Reg Hickey
Dave Hickinbotham
Ken Hinkley
Garry Hocking
Steven Hocking
Ron Hovey
Josh Hunt
John Hyde

I-Q

Steve Johnson
James Kelly
Steven King
Cameron Ling
Alistair Lord
Andrew Mackie
Gary Malarkey
Michael Mansfield
Denis Marshall
Harry Marsham
Percy Martini
Billy McCarter
Tim McGrath
Hughie McLean
Phil "Shilley" McShane
David Mensch
Darren Milburn
George M. Moloney
Cam Mooney
Bruce Morrison
Angie Muller
Bruce Nankervis
Ian J. Nankervis
Robert Neal
Ken Newland
Ernest  Newling
John Newman
John O'Neill
Brad Ottens
Peter Pianto
Alex Popescu
Tommy Quinn

R-Z

Bert Rankin
Cliff Rankin
Teddy Rankin
Russell Renfrey
Peter Riccardi
Max (Jared) Rooke
Bill R. Ryan
Brenton Sanderson
John Scarlett
Matthew Scarlett
Joe Sellwood
Brad Sholl
Joe Slater
Bernie Smith
Barry Stoneham
George Todd
Neil Trezise
Leo Turner
Michael Turner
Doug Wade
Peter Walker
Roy West
Lindsay White
Geoff Williams
Tom Wills
W. Jack Williams
Jimmy Wilson Jnr
David Wojcinski
Fred Wooller
Mark Yeates
Henry Young