O & K F L - Hall of Fame

Greta F.N.C. members who have been inducted into the

 O & K F L - old logo

OVENS and KING FOOTBALL / NETBALL LEAGUE

HALL OF FAME

INDUCTEES

 
SEASON  O & K F N L - Hall of Fame - (Greta F.C. members in bold)
 2006  Ray Burns, Clyde Baker, Clem Goonan, Mick Nolan, Richie Shanley, Jim Skinns, Lionel Wallace.
 2007  Maurice "Bumper" Farrell, Ray Price, Vin Shelley, Ken Stewart.
 2008  Kevin Allan, Fred Baker, Allan Dickson, Faye Morgan.
 2009  Fred Jensen.
 2010  Daryl Everitt, Neville Pollard, Laurie Stewart.
 2011  Norm Bussell, Bob Comensoli, Kath Dobson, Max Newth.
 2012  Brendan Allan, Mark Allan, Jeff Clarke
 2013  Ken Ellis, Gladys Townsend, Dawn Wallace, Rex Walter.
 2014  Des Sheridan
 2015  Scott Douglas, Robyn Hogan, Wendy Hogan, Jock Lappin.
 2016  ?
 2017  ?
 2018  Mal Dinsdale, Lionel Schutt, Kevin Rhodes, Gerard Nolan

This prestigous award commenced in 2006.

Lionel John Wallace

Born - 5th August 1921

Died - 3rd December 1986

WALLACE THE GREAT :

Lionel Wallace, actually commenced his long & distingusihed football career as a 14 year old with the Glenrowan F C in the Tatong / Thoona F A in 1936, before they went into recess at the start of 1939 & World War Two. Lionel then joined Greta F C after they reformed in 1939 and played in the Tatong / Thoona F A for Greta in 1939 & 1940. Unfortunatly Greta F C also went into recess prior to the 1941 season, due to the war and Lionel then played with the Moyhu F C in 1941 in the Ovens & King F L, before the O & K F L went into recess in 1942, 1943 & 1944. In 1942 he joined the Army, before returning to play with Greta F C in 1945 in the O & K F L.

As a centre half-back in two Greta F C premiership teams, Lionel played mainly with Greta between 1939 & 58, Lionel is said to be one of the greatest players in the history of the Ovens and King F L competition.

As a young serviceman during World War II, Wallace reportedly eclipsed Carlton's Bert Deacon, a future Brownlow medallist, in a servicemen's match in Melbourne. "They reckon 'Liney' never gave him a kick," said former Greta player, John Tanner. After Wallace had returned to Greta, 1946 Greta premiership coach, Laurie Nash apparently said the high-marking defender would be the biggest drawcard in the game if he would leave the farm and play in Melbourne.

Lionel's record in the O & K F L - senior B & F Award was quite remarkable, especially after he returned to playing competitive football after World War Two - 

  • 1941 - Won the O & K F L - B & F - "Ross Trophy" with the Moyhu F C.
  • 1946 - Runner up in the O & K F L - B & F - "Harry West Medal" to Milawa's Jock Gardner.
  • 1947 - Runner up in the O & K F L - B & F - "Harry West Medal" to Milawa's Jock Gardner again! 
  • 1948 - Runner up in the O & K F L - B & F - to King Valley's Ian Thomas, which was then called the L Donnelly Medal.
  • 1949 - Runner up in the O & K F L - B & F - to Tarrawingee's Jack Sullivan, now called the Bynon Medal, all playing with the Greta FC.

Lionel then played four seasons and 71 games with the Wangaratta Football Club in the Ovens & Murray F L (O&MFL) from 1950 to 1953, playing in there - 1950, 51 & 52 premiership teams, Lionel was 3rd best in 1951 & best on ground in the 1952 O & M F L premierships. He also made the Wangaratta F C - Team of the Century, that was announced on Saturday evening, 5th August 2006. See team below.

Lionel finished 4th in the O&MFL Morris Medal in 1951 with 13 votes.

Lionel was best on ground in both the 1946 & 1954 O & K F L Greta Premiership Grand Finals & won the Greta F C best & fairest in - 1947, 48, 49, 54, 55, 56 & 57 ! 

Lionel is a life member of both Greta & Wangaratta F C's.

Lionel served in the Army during World War 2 from 1942 to 1945. See link below.

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/veteran.asp?ServiceID=A&VeteranID=486864

Ovens & Murray F L - Grand Final details from the 1950's. See link below.

http://www.omfnl.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115&Itemid=139

Football Club history for Lionel Wallace

  • 1936 to 1938 - Glenrowan F C - 3 seasons - Tatong / Thoona FA
  • 1939 & 40 - Greta F C - 2 seasons -  Tatong / Thoona FA
  • 1941 - Moyhu F C - 1 season - Ovens & King F L
  • 1942, 43 & 44 - World War Two - Played intra Army football
  • 1945 to 1949 - Greta F C - 5 seasons - Ovens & King F L
  • 1950 to 1953 - Wangaratta F C - 4 seasons - Ovens & Murray F L
  • 1954 to 1959 - Greta F C - 6 seasons - Ovens & King F L

 

 

 

From the - Benalla Ensign Newspaper, 22nd April 1954.

From the Wangaratta Chronicle, 15th September 1955.

Wangaratta Football Club - Team of the Century / Legends

Backs 

Graeme Nish 

Jack Ferguson 

Kevin French 

Half Backs 

Fred Carey 

Lionel Wallace 

John "Jack" McCormick 

Centres 

Des Steele 

Alec Fraser 

Lance Oswald 

Half Forwards 

Norm Minns 

Ernie Ward 

Mac Holten 

Forwards 

Phil Nolan 

John Leary 

Bert Carey 

Followers 

Bill Comensoli 

Jack O'Halloran 

Tim Lowe 

Interchange 

Graham Woods 

Jeffrey Hemphill 

Jason Lappin 

 

Kevin Mack 

Ken Nish 

 

Coach 

Mac Holten 

 

 

Administration 

Norm McGuffie 

Jack White 

 

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Maurice "Bumper" Farrell

Inducted - Saturday, 15th September 2007

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Fay Morgan

Inducted in 2008

Greta Netball Coach

2004 - Awarded a Life Membership of Netball Victoria

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Max Newth

Inducted - Saturday, 17th September 2011.

Greta F C

Games - 235 senior games, 6 reserves games

Wangaratta Rovers F C

89 senior games
204 goals at an average of 2.29 per game.

Tatong F C

Approximately 60 senior games
 
From the Wangaratta Chronicle - 17th October 2011.
 
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