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Edward Greeves & Reg Hickey : 16-November-2011
Edward Greeves & Reg Hickey : 16-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates Edward 'Carji' Greeves, the first Brownlow medallist and Reg Hickey, player and coach of the Geelong Football Club.  Hickey and Greeves were in the same class at the Struan Dam School.  

A plaque on the monument denotes the district's involvement with the Geelong Football Club. 

Edward Goderich "Carji" Greeves, Junior (1 November 1903 – 15 April 1963) was an Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL). He was the winner of the inaugural Brownlow Medal in 1924, for the fairest and best player in the VFL (it is now, since 1990, awarded to the fairest and best player in the Australian Football League).

Reg Hickey (27 March 1906 – 13 December 1973) was a player, and later coach, of the Geelong Football Club. Between 1926 and 1959 he led the club to four premierships. As a strong, fast and intelligent player with exquisite footskills, Hickey donned the Geelong hoops for 245 games in a career spanning fifteen years, including a part in two premierships, two club best-and-fairest awards and nine seasons as club captain. Hickey's involvement with the club after his playing career did not stop there, with Hickey establishing a reputation as a hard but equally fair coach, helping build the team into a powerhouse during the early 1950s.


Address:Lower Darlington Road, Struan Dam, Lismore, 3324
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.018653
Long: 143.415478
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 15th May, 2011
Front Inscription

In the years leading up to World War one. two genuine
legends of the Geelong Football Club concurrently attended
the one teacher Struan Dam State School, which was situated
jus north of this site. 

Edward 'Carji' Greeves played 124 matches as an outstanding
centreman between 1923 and 1933, winning the inaugural
Brownlow Medal in 1924, and being runner up in the award
on three other occasions. He was a member of the 1925 and
1931 Premiership teams. 

Reg Hickey appeared from 1926 until 1940 in 245 matches
as a champion centre half-back. He was selected in the 1933 
and 1937 Premiership teams before guiding the club to the 
1951 -52 Flags during an eleven-season appointment as
non-playing coach.

Source: MA
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