In Depth

Chiltern's John 'Rowdy' Lappin on flags, medals and major scare

Beau Greenway
Updated July 16 2020 - 5:12pm, first published 5:00pm
SWANSONG: John 'Rowdy' Lappin with grandaughter Amy Shannon, who now plays netball at Chiltern. Picture: TARA TREWEHLLA
SWANSONG: John 'Rowdy' Lappin with grandaughter Amy Shannon, who now plays netball at Chiltern. Picture: TARA TREWEHLLA

John "Rowdy" Lappin's football and cricketing accolades have largely gone under the radar. The laid-back larrikin from Chiltern played in five Ovens and King premierships with the Swans in a dominant era for the club and went on to win three Clyde Baker Medals. Lappin's cricket career saw him captain the region at Country Week, before having plenty of success as a coach after a major scare on the way to the footy in 1984. He caught up with The Border Mail's BEAU GREENWAY to chat.

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Beau Greenway

Beau Greenway

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Beau Greenway is a journalist at The Border Mail. He likes to tell the stories of great people in our communities. Email: beau.greenway@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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