Team of the Century

The Team of the Century


The North Ringwood F.C. Team of the Century was announced on Saturday 21 June 2003 at a Gala function held at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood with over 350 in attendance.

COACH – ERIC MOORE

1978 to 1981
Finals 1978 premiership
Ex Richmond premiership player who also coached Box Hill


CAPTAIN – TIM LIVINGSTONE

A centreman or ruck rover who had great ability to read the play. Hard at the ball and possessed all the skills. A decorated playing career, which included AFL/VFL selection, club captain, dual premiership player and triple Best and fairest winner.


BACK POCKET – MAURIE CHAPLAIN

A tireless ruckman who was always at the contest. A strong and reliable mark and best and fairest winner whose deeds on the ground are legendary.


FULL BACK – DALE REEVES

Classy footballer, excellent skills. One of the toughest full backs you ever want to see. Confident, who loved a big mark and backed his own judgment usually to the teams’ advantage. 1978 premiership player


BACK POCKET – ROSS PARKINSON

On baller turned defender, had excellent hand and foot skills who was fearless at attacking the football. Liked to take a “specky” and dangerous around goal.
Premiership player 1978.


HALF BACK FLANK – JOHN LISZYK

Strong and fearless he was one of the most determined half back flankers to play for the club. Was noted for his distinctive left foot delivery.


CENTRE HALF BACK- GREG BADROCK

The second of five brothers to play for the club. Greg was a strong reliable player whether in defence or attack during the mid 70s.
Played for Dandenong in the VFA eventually returning to North where he played over 150 games.


HALF BACK FLANK – GEORGE WRIGHT

A running halfback who had the ability to turn defence into attack. One of the most talented players to pull on the jumper and was rarely beaten.
A great mark with fantastic recovery skills, George also played Essendon reserves. 1989 premiership player.


WING – TODD BAILEY

A quality on baller who always seemed to have plenty of time to dispose of the ball. Four time best and fairest winner,
senior Captain and dual premiership winner, and a legend of the club.


CENTRE – TIM LIVINGSTONE

A centreman or ruck rover who had great ability to read the play. Hard at the ball and possessed all the skills. A decorated playing career, which included AFL/VFL selection, club captain, dual premiership player and triple Best and fairest winner.


WING – PHIL MELVILLE

Very elusive talented on baller come forward who could read the play extremely well. Willing to get under the pack and was a real goal sneak.


HALF FORWARD FLANK – PAUL COOPER

Current player and Co Captain. Strong mark and long straight kick capable of playing in a key position at either end of the ground. 1999 premiership player. Paul is also winner of the 2004 EFL Div. 2 league Best & Fairest Award, being the second only North Ringwood player to achieve this honour after fellow TOC member Ian Clark.


CENTRE HALF FORWARD – ZAC BADROCK

Youngest of the Badrocks. Immovable when taking a mark, a strong reliable key position player well respected for his ability and leadership. Four time best and fairest winner, club captain, dual premiership player, life member (200 games) and played VFL.


HALF FORWARD FLANK – DALE GARTH

A great rover / midfielder, very skilled with quick hands, was always at the bottom of packs. Dual premiership player who also played VFA for Box Hill.


FORWARD POCKET – ALAN SALMON

The original “fish” was a tireless ruckman who made space for his smaller men in the packs. Covered a lot of ground, particularly pushing back to help the defence. Father to Paul “Fish” Salmon.


FULL FORWARD – DARRYL COURT

Club stalwart of over 25 years at junior and Senior Levels. From a fast, agile full forward with a booming kick who was consistently kicking a bag of goals, to a rock solid defender in the last line of defence. Captained the 1991 Reserves 1st Division Grand Final.


FORWARD POCKET – LES LLOYD

A good leader strong and courageous. One of the top rovers of the competition. Was actively involved in club activities.


RUCK – IAN CLARK

One of the greatest players to have represented the club. Excellent ruckman, strong and possessed great mobility. Winner of Club (4 times) and a dual League Best and Fairest Award winner. Ian was the first Saint to achieve this honour and along with fellow TOC member Paul Cooper is one of only two Saints to have taken League honours. Winner of the A Grade 400 metres Final at the Stawell Gift.


RUCK ROVER – JOHN (JACK) LIVINGSTONE

Classy player you could always rely on whether in the centre or on the ball. Former coach and Best and Fairest winner who still takes an active interest in the club.


ROVER – GERALD TOOHEY

A quick elusive rover who was always at the foot of the pack. Always seemed to have plenty of time to dispose of the ball. A life member and dual Best and Fairest winner. Premiership player 1978.


INTERCHANGE – WAYNE FARQUHAR

Versatile big man who would surprise with his pace. As a player and leader of the side he commanded respect all around the ground, whether at Centre Half Back, Forward or in the ruck.


INTERCHANGE – KIRKE WHITE

A member of the 1962 foundation team. Assistant coach for the first two years could play full back or full forward. Great exponent of the drop kick. Was a key administrator for many years well respected by all at the club and the league.


INTERCHANGE – GARRY HOWARTH

Good strong talented ruckman. His palming of the ball to the rovers was a key feature of his play. Good at getting back to help the defence. 1978 Premiership player.


INTERCHANGE – MATHEW HETHERINGTON

A toughed, skilled player who liked it physical. Played his first game in 1985 as a 16 year old and went on to establish himself as a courageous defender that culminated in a Best and Fairest.