Alan epitomises the spirit of the Queanbeyan Tigers Australian Football Club. He is regarded as the ‘living legend’ of the club, portraying all the attributes of the complete club person. His involvement with the club as a player commenced in 1947 as a member of the successful Intermediate Premiership team which went on to win two premierships.
He has held many official capacities at the club during his time including President (1951), Secretary (1959-1961), Senior Vice-President (1981), Publicity Officer (1950, 1957-61, 1984-2000), Member of the Tigers Building Committee in the establishment of its Licensed Club (1978-1981) and ACTAFL Tribunal delegate (1985-2000).
His long involvement with the club has been recognised by his induction to the impressive Wall of Fame, Life Membership, QAFC Merit Certificate, induction into the QAFC 100 Club and the ACTAFL 200 Club, both of which are recognition of his 225 first Grade games played with the Tigers Club, (a record which stood for 32 years).
He was awarded the ACTAFL Media Award in conjunction with the Queanbeyan Age in 1999.
Alan’s vast knowledge of the game is unsurpassed and through combining his Junior and Senior football career has provided over 60 years of service as both a player and administrator. He has been a wonderful ambassador for the AFL in the advancement of its development in Canberra.
Born: 11 September 1930
Deceased: 1 February 2006