Edward Fry- LEGEND 2014

Edward ‘Eddie’ Fry, had his first taste of football in 1973 at just 14 years of age with Wanderers Football Club. A fine young player, Eddie represented the Northern Territory Football League against South Fremantle in his first season during 1973, and Queensland in 1974. In 1975, Eddie moved to South Australia where he had a long and illustrious career in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), enjoying the longest SANFL career of any Territorian, playing over 200 games of league football. Eddie first made his mark with South Adelaide, playing over 111 games, including the 1979 Grand Final when they lost to perennial powerhouse Port Adelaide. In 1980, Eddie was lured to the Sturt Football Club where he continued to excel, winning the Double Blues Best and Fairest award in 1981. In that same season, Eddie earned himself a place in the Adelaide Advertiser Team of the Year. In 1983, Eddie played his second SANFL grand final, sadly, once again being on the losing side with West Adelaide defeating Sturt. Just as he did in the 1979 Grand Final, Eddie proved his worth with a formidable all-round performance. After 153 games for Sturt, and 264 games in the SANFL, Eddie Fry hung up his boots at the end of the 1988 season. Eddie was a talented, versatile swing man with the ability to take to either end of the field. His ability and dedication saw him selected to represent South Australia on six occasions and in 2011, Eddie was named in the Centre Half-Forward position in the SANFL Indigenous Team of the Century. A footballer who showed the South Australians how to play football the Territory way, Eddie Fry becomes a true ‘legend’ of the game as we bestow the greatest honour in NT football upon him, inducting him into the AFLNT Hall of Fame.