LEGENDARY Myrtleford footballer Jimmy Deane will be inducted into the Ovens and Murray's Hall of Fame next month.
Only hours after having his distinguished career recognised by the AFL, it has been confirmed the two-time Magarey Medallist from South Adelaide will be receive the same honour on the Border.
Haydn Bunton Snr (Albury and West Albury) and Bob Rose (Wangaratta Rovers) have also received the dual recognition.
Ovens and Murray Hall of Fame chairman Ron Montgomery said Deane made an incredible impact at Myrtleford in his five seasons with the club.
"His contribution at Myrtleford and for Australian rules football in general was outstanding," Montgomery said.
"What he did here was more than worthy of induction into our Hall of Fame.
"He was clearly a brilliant player."
Myrtleford had only been in the Ovens and Murray for eight years when Deane made an unlikely venture into the hills from Richmond via a brief detour back to his native South Australia where he won a second Magarey Medal with South Adelaide.
Deane knocked back the chance to coach West Perth to take over as coach of the Saints in 1958.
Myrtleford found him a job with Heberle's Furnishings, but half-way through the first year he took over a shoe store and operated it for the remainder of his stay.
The silky-skilled Deane made an instant impression in his first season in the O and M by finishing level on votes with Rose, who joined Wangaratta Rovers as coach two years earlier.
Deane won the Saints' best and fairest in 1960 and the following season added a second Morris medal to a long list of personal accolades before agreeing to head back to South Australia.
Former Ovens and Murray chairman Greg Claney said Deane was an incredible sportsman.
"Can you imagine picking up someone who had won two Magarey Medals to coach an Ovens and Murray side now," Claney said.
"People I know at Myrtleford speak very highly of him on and off the ground.
Deane will be one of six people inducted in Albury on July 10.