IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

Q AYou have made your name as a re­cruiter. How did you go as a player?

I only played un­der-19s and re­serves in 1963, ’64 and ’65 at Richmond. I played un­der Ray Jor­don (right), who was the wick­et­keeper for Vic­to­ria. I went up for a mark play­ing against Carl­ton in 1965 and I came down and broke my an­kle. I still walk with a limp now. I then went to San­dring­ham and did my ham­string at least 10 times over the next two years. I gave it away as a 23-year-old. I went to play at Mor­dial­loc after get­ting su­per fit and hav­ing some time off. I even­tu­ally did a knee and I thought: ‘The big fella up­stairs does not want me play­ing footy so I will not play.’

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