Tiger honours for two Strangs

CHAMPION Border footballers Gordon and Geoff “Chum” Strang have been made posthumous life members of the Richmond Football Club.

The pair were among 17 people inducted after the AFL club recently bestowed the honour on players who had lined up in two Tiger premierships.

Gordon was Geoff’s uncle with the pair both growing up in Albury.

Gordon played in the club’s 1932 and 1934 flags during a decorated career at Punt Road.

He was also named at centre half-back in Richmond’s Team of the Century and was best on ground after taking 16 marks in the Tigers’ 1932 grand final victory over Carlton.

Gordon played in Albury’s 1928 premiership and coached Wodonga in 1939 and 1940.

He topped the Morris Medal count in his first season at the helm of the Bulldogs but was ruled ineligible after being suspended during the season.

But the next season he took out the Ovens and Murray’s top honour with 10 votes in the lowest scoring count in the league’s history.

Geoff, who died in 2003, was in Richmond’s premiership teams in 1967 and 1969 with his dash and long kicking from defence making him a favourite with fans. He also played in Albury’s successful 1964 team.

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