Inducted 2014

Paul John Lawrence Rofe QC (1948-2013) commenced at the Blacks in 1966. He immediately began to build a reputation as one of the best amateur footballers ever seen, and a legend of the Blacks.

  • A1 for 11 consecutive seasons (then a record)
  • A1 Captain 1969-1973
  • Key player in premierships 68, 69, 74 & 75.
  • All sides he played in benefited from his strength of character and outstanding leadership
  • State amateur footballer 1969 – automatic choice at centre or CHF until 1974
  • SA Vice captain 1972 & 73, and captain 1974.
  • Best and fairest at interstate carnival 1973 – only SA player to have achieved this honour
  • All Australian captain 1974
  • Retired in 1976 after 224 games

Off field

  • 1967 assistant secretary; 1968 secretary; instrumental in organizing intervarsity event
  • Best club man
  • Blues committee 1970 > 10 years.
  • Football director 1980-1984
  • Active roles in amateur league and SANFL
  • He was a Director of the Adelaide Crows Football Club from 1999 to 2003.

 

AUFC Life Membership (1981)

Rofey achieved lofty heights beyond football including SA’s inaugural DPP; influence on others in the legal profession profound.

was a prominent South Australian criminal barrister and the former South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions, a position he held from 1992 to 2004. He was described as a fearless prosecutor who regularly sparked public interest in difficult and complex policy issues. 

 

Despite all that he achieved he remained a regular visitor to Blacks’ games, right up until his untimely death.

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