2004 Grand Final Greats

Alistair Lord

Alistair Lord (born 9 April 1940) played for Geelong during the late 1950s to the mid-1960s.

He played as a centreman and debuted in 1959. He won the Brownlow Medal in 1962 comfortably as well as the Carji Greeves Medal, Geelong’s Best and Fairest, averaging 30 disposals a game for the year. In 1963 he was a member of Geelong’s premiership side, playing alongside his twin brother Stewart.

He retired at 26 and returned to the family farm at Cobden.

John Hyde

John Hyde (born 11 April 1930) for the Geelong Football Club.

Originally from Portarlington, Victoria, he won Geelong’s best and fairest award in 1950 before playing in their back-to-back premierships in 1951 and 1952. He then left Victoria after the 1954 season to join Claremont in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL) as captain-coach.

Jack Hale

Jack Hale (2 January 1913 – 25 June 2001) played with Carlton in the VFL during the 1930s before becoming a coach.

He was a premiership player with Carlton in 1938. Hale broke his leg in a match against Richmond and the break caused him to retire in 1941 aged just 28.

In 1948 he became non playing coach at South Melbourne, spending two seasons at the club. In June 1952 Hale was formally appointed for the next three years as coach of Hawthorn. He became the first man to coach Hawthorn to more than 100 matches, and had the distinction of leading them to their first ever finals appearance in 1957. He stepped down at the end of 1959 when he believed that his successor John Kennedy was ready to take over. Hawthorn won their first flag in 1961.

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