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Inductees - 2003

Keith Dunstan (writer)
Columnist and author. Wrote A Place In The Sun for 27 years in The Sun News-Pictorial until the mid-1980s. A highlight was his irreverent Anti-Football League campaign. He wrote The Paddock That Grew in 1962 and after several updates revamped the story with The People's Ground: The MCG in 2000.
 
Gordon Bennett (Executive TV Producer)
Channel 7 producer who started in television at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He produced the first live TV Grand Final in 1977. Producer of World Of Sport and all football-related programs for Channel 7.
 
Harry Gordon (writer)
Editor of The Sun News-Pictorial and editor-in-chief of the Herald and Weekly Times. Chairman of Australian Associated Press. Covered 1956 Olympics for The Sun. Sports columnist, football historian, Olympic writer (1952-2000), author of 13 books, official historian of Australian Olympic Committee.
 
Dennis Cometti (broadcaster)
Cricket and football broadcaster for ABC for 13 years from 1972. Football commentator on Channel 7 for 16 years from 1985. Channel 9 from 2002. Cricket commentator on 2UE.
 
Stephen Quartermain (broadcaster)
Sports journalist and commentator. Started at Leader Newspapers in 1980. Moved to ABC 1982 and then to Channel 10 in 1984. Also broadcast football for Triple M from 1997.
 
Eddie McGuire (broadcaster)

Joined Channel 10 in 1983 and moved across to Channel 9 in 1995. Host of The Footy Show. Triple M broadcaster. Also Herald Sun columnist. Collingwood FC president from 1998.\
 
Sandy Roberts (broadcaster)

Senior football caller and presenter with Channel 7 from 1981 to 2001. World of Sport and Olympics commentator.
 
Malcolm Conn (writer)
Cricket and football writer since 1984. Test cricket writer for The Australian since 1992. Walkley award winner 1999.

Jim Main (writer)
Football writer and author. Journalist with The Herald, The Australian and Inside Football since 1969. Prolific author.
 
Ian Cleland (broadcaster)
VFL umpire for six years between 1945-51. A further 45 years as a commentator, including many years with 3UZ, 17 years on TV and radio with the ABC and 19 years with Channel 9.
 
Neil Roberts (writer/commentator)
Brownlow Medallist with St Kilda. Started with Sporting Globe in 1962 before moving on to Sunday Press and Sunday Herald Sun. Worked on World of Sport for 20 years from 1960.
 
Stephen Phillips (writer/broadcaster)
Started with The Sun in 1970, moving to The Australian in 1975 and The Age in 1977. Joined Channel 7 in 1979, Channel 9 in 1986 and back to Channel 7 in 1991. Won AFL and VCA awards.
 
Keith Stackpole (writer/broadcaster)
Australian Test cricket vice-captain. Commenced with Sunday Observer in 1972 before moving to The Sun/Sunday Press/Sunday Herald Sun in 1975. Cricket commentator on ABC radio and the Seven and Nine TV networks.
 
Ken Rainsbury (photographer)
Freelance for The Australian in 1965 before staff photographer with The Herald between 1969 and 1984. Freelance for VFL (1985-86), then VCA and Melbourne Cricket Club. Australian Press Photographer of the year 1975, multiple awards for VFL work.
 
Kevin Coghlan (1929-2002) (writer/broadcaster)
Played 90 games for Collingwood and Hawthorn, between 1949 and 1956. Original member of Channel 7 World of Sport panel. Writer for The Herald between 1967 and 1974, inaugural winner of VFL media football award. More than 30 years in journalism, radio and TV.
 
E.J. Whitten (1933-1995) (broadcaster/writer)
'Mr Football' played 321 games for Footscray and 29 for Victoria between 1951-1970. Truth columnist. Caller and presenter on Channel 9 and 3GL/K Rock. Also columnist for Inside Football.
 
Geoff Leek (broadcaster)
Essendon premiership ruckman. Football caller and Sunday Football Show panellist on Channel 9 between 1963 and 1972. At the ABC in a similar role from 1973 to 1987.


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