Life Member

Inducted 2013

# 168

Nickname “Dima”

Games played (incl intervarsity) 172 (1998-2012)


  • ScumBest Team Man 1998 and 1999,
  • Best Club Man 2000
  • Amateur Coach of the Year 2001
  • Club Letters 2004

Premierships nil (4 x losing Grand Finals!)

  • Scum Team Manager 1998
  • Scum Assistant Coach 1999
  • Scum Coach 2000 – 2008
  • Intervarsity Co-coach 1998
  • Social committee 1999-2001

I recall……In the 2001 Grand Final, a muddy, wet slop-fest at Payneham, the scoreline was Blacks 1-4-10 to TTG 2-4-16.  TTG kicked both their goals in the first quarter, so they won a flag without kicking a goal after quarter time.  Of the 172 Games I played, I was player-coach in around 150.  When player coach, I always lined up on the wing closest to the interchange.  My height in centimetres is exactly the same as my playing number.  Opposition players often pointed out a particular part of my playing attire (see if you can guess which part from the picture ):