Life Governors

Bob Hank – “The Master”

  • 1944 – 1958
  • 224 games for West Torrens
  • 14 games for Port-Torrens in 1944
  • Captain – 1947 – 55
  • Coach – 1951
  • Club Champion – 1945 – 50, ‘52, ‘53 & ‘57 (record 9 times)
  • Magarey Medallist – 1946 – 47
  • Premiership 1945 & 1953 SA State Captain – 1947 – 49 & 1951-54
  • All Australian selection – 1953
  • West Torrens Life Member – 1953
  • West Torrens Life Governor – 1989
  • Australian Hall of Fame – 1999
  • Life Governor of the Eagles
  • Number 1 ticket holder of the Eagles

 

Lindsay Head

  • Triple Magarey Medallist 1955, 1958, 1963
  • Club Champion 8 times 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967
  • Played record 327 games for Torrens
  • Captain from 1959 to 1961
  • Vice Captain 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968
  • Coach 1959, 1960, 1981
  • Club Leading Goalkicker 1954, 1958, 1963
  • State Representative 1953 to 1964
  • State Captain 11th June 1960
  • State Vice Captain 1960 to 1962
  • Club President 1984 to 1988
  • Club Chairman 1986 to 1988
  • West Torrens Football Club Life Member 1962
  • West Torrens Football Club Life Governor 1989
  • Awarded M.B.E. in 1963 for Service to Football
  • Hall of Fame Australian Football 1996

 

Andrew Rogers – “Bucky”

  • Woodville West Torrens Club Champion 1993, 1995
  • Captain 1995 – 2000
  • Club Vice Captain 1994
  • Played 65 games for Woodville 1985 – 1987
  • Played 179 games for Woodville West Torrens 1993 – 2001
  • Total Games 244
  • Member of 1993 Premiership Team
  • South Australian State Team Captain 1996
  • South Australian State Team Representative 1987 – 1996 (8 games)
  • Selected as “All Australian” 1987
  • Woodville West Torrens Club Life Member 1999
  • Played 83 AFL games with Essendon & Geelong 1988 – 1992
  • Originally from Port Pirie

 

Malcolm Blight

  • Played 163 games for Woodville 1968 – 1973, then 1983 – 1985
  • Captain Coach of Woodville 1983 – 1985
  • Recruited by North Melbourne VFL 1974
  • 1972 Magarey Medallist
  • 1978 Brownlow Medallist
  • Only player to have kicked 100 goals in both SANFL and VFL
  • Captained both South Australian and Victorian State teams
  • Coached Adelaide Crows to 1997, 1998 AFL Premierships

 

Andrew John Payze – “Bandit”

  • Runner Up Magarey Medal 1986
  • West Torrens Club Champion 1986
  • Played 308 games for Club 1984 – 1998 (4th highest total)
  • Played 159 games for West Torrens 1984 – 1990
  • Played 149 games for Woodville West Torrens 1991 – 1998
  • Member of 1993 Premiership Team
  • Vice Captain 1988 – 1990 and 1995 – 1998
  • Kicked 233 Goals
  • South Australia’s State Captain 1994
  • Foundation Adelaide Crows player 1991 with 14 AFL games
  • State Representative 6 times 1988 to 1994
  • Life Member 1995
  • Life Governor 1999

 

John Frederick Bills – “Fiery Fred”

  • Club Champion 4 times 1961, 1964, 1970, 1972
  • Captain from 1965 to 1967
  • Vice Captain 1971 and numerous other occasions
  • Played 313 games for West Torrens
  • Kicked 58 Goals Torrens
  • Seconds Coach 1978
  • Woodville Seconds Coach 1981
  • State Representative 7 times 1961 to 1964
  • West Torrens Football Club Life Member 1969
  • West Torrens Football Club Life Governor 1989

 

R.F. (Bob) Simunsen

  • 145 games and 75 goals for Woodville Football Club
  • Captain of Woodville 1964 and 1971
  • 7 games for South Australia
  • Woodville Club Champion 1964, 1966, 1967
  • Reserves Magarey Medallist 1961 and 1962
  • Woodville Football Club Life Member 1972
  • SA Hall of Fame (Inducted 2006)
  • Life Governor 2014