The Geelong Cats are mourning the passing of dual premiership player John Hyde.

Hyde, a centre half-back in the 1951-52 premiership sides, passed away last Thursday at the age of 89.

After being recruited to the Cats from Portarlington in 1948, Hyde would go on to play 108 games for the club and would be crowned best and fairest in 1950.

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John Hyde on the 1951 Premiership

Hear from the late John Hyde as he shares memories of his playing days and the 1951 Geelong Premiership. Proudly presented by Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service.

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At the age of 24, Hyde would depart the Cats and head to Claremont in the West Australian Football League as captain-coach for two seasons, winning the club’s best and fairest in 1955.

Hyde returned to Victoria and in 1960 would join the club’s Committee. He would remain on the Committee for 21 years until 1980 including filling the role of vice-president for four of those years from 1972 to 1975.

Hyde received club life membership in 1961 and was named in the club’s hall of fame in 2002.

John Hyde
Career: 1948 - 1954
Games 108
Goals 12
Premierships: 1951, 1952
Best and Fairest: 1950
Recruited from: Portarlington