Calder Cannons celebrate 20 years
The rich 20 year history of the Calder Cannons in AFL Victoria’s TAC Cup competition was celebrated at Etihad Stadium with the clubs inaugural Hall of Fame night.
A number of club administrators and former players were first inductees into the Cannons’ Hall of Fame, which recognised service to the club and achievements by players that have gone on to decorated AFL careers.
The club also announced on the night a Team of the first 20 years from its over 120 draftees and rookies, boasting a star studded line up of current and former AFL players.
AFL Vic TV headed to the function to catch all the action and speeches from the likes of Paul Chapman, Jude Bolton, Ryan O’Keefe, Tom Lonergan, James Kelly, Daniel Talia, David Rodan, Ryan Crowley, Richard Douglas and Ivan Maric plus we reveal the Team of the first 20 years.
The inaugural Hall of Fame inductees were:
Ross Monaghan: Talent Manager 1995-2004
Phil Dunk: Trainer 1995-present
Robert Hyde: Coach 1996-2006, 3 TAC Cup Premierships
Darren Milburn: Cannons Games: 18; AFL Games: 292; Local Club: Kilmore FC; 2007 All Australian; AFL Premiership 2007 & 2009
James Kelly: Cannons Games: 31; AFL Games: 256; Local Club: Sunbury FC; 2011 All Australian; AFL Premierships 2007, 2009 & 2011
Jude Bolton: Cannons Games: 24; AFL Games: 325; Local Club: Aberfeldie FC; AFL Premierships 2005 & 2012
Dane Swan: Cannons Games: 18; AFL Games: 236; Local Club: Westmeadows FC; All Australian 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013; Brownlow Medal 2011; AFL Premiership 2010; Collingwood FC B&F 2008, 2009 & 2010
Jason Johnson: Cannons Games: 11; AFL Games: 184; Local Club: Kilmore FC; All Australian 2001; Essendon FC B&F 2001 & 2005; AFL Premiership 2000
Ryan O’Keefe: Cannons Games: 35; AFL Games: 286; Local Club: Strathmore FC; Sydney FC B&F 2009; All Australian 2006; Norm Smith Medal 2012; AFL Premiership 2005 & 2012
Paul Chapman: Cannons Games: 38; AFL Games: 271; Local Club: Nth Coburg Saints FC; Geelong FC B&F 2006; All Australian 2009 & 2010; Norm Smith Medal 2009; AFL Premierships 2007, 2009 & 2011