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Post by Mickyj on Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:35 pm

Emails from the club my apologies I've just got home and found out RIP Bob Hank



It is with great sadness that the Woodville-West Torrens Football Club advises that Life Governor and Australian Football Hall of Fame member Bob Hank passed away this morning after a short illness.

Bob was a much revered figure in our Club’s history, being a 2 time premiership player, a 9 times best and fairest winner and 2 time Magarey Medallist.

Chairman Kurt Slaven said “Bob Hank’s on field record is immense but those that were lucky enough to know him will agree that he was also champion bloke. The Woodville-West Torrens Football Club and the Football Community have lost a true legend. His ability to engage with people from all walks of life was Bob’s charm. He will be sadly missed by all.”

“Today is a very sad day for the Woodville-West Torrens Football Club and the code of Australian Rules Football.”

Our thoughts are with Bob’s wife Audrey and the entire Hank family at this time.

A memorial service will be held at AAMI Stadium next Thursday (21st June) at 2pm.

PLAYING RECORD:
• 224 games and 61 goals for West Torrens 1944 - 1958
• Captain of West Torrens, 1947 - 1955

PREMIERSHIPS:
• Member of premiership teams for West Torrens, 1945 and captain in 1953

MATCHES FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 29
• Captain of South Australia, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954
• NAFL Carnivals 1947, 1950, 1953

ACHIEVEMENTS:
• Dual Magarey Medallist 1946, 1947
• Nine time best and fairest for West Torrens, 1945 - 1950, 1952, 1953, 1957
• All Australian 1950, 1953
• Player life member of the SANFL
• Player life member of West Torrens
• Member of the AFL Hall of Fame

COACHING RECORD:
• Coach of West Torrens 1951
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Post by Columbo on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:07 pm

Certainly a sad day for our club, Bob was a regular at matches and at the club on members night for dinner with his family and friends. Think Kurt put it nicely he was a Champion Bloke.
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Post by MightyEagles on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:21 am

They don't make them like that anymore.
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