Ballarat Football League’s Hall of Fame has been expanded with six new members.
Past players and coaches Len Templar, Barry Stevens, Geoff MacIlwain and Wayne Cracknell were inducted into the Red Onion BFL Hall of Fame on Monday night.
Long-time league administrator George King, who was instrumental in re-forming the competition after World War II, and BFL radio broadcaster and writer Allen Benson were honoured posthumously with Hall of Fame membership at the Ballarat Leagues Club.
The BFL also elevated 2008 Hall of Fame inductee John Northey to Legend status.
Northey, premiership coach at Redan and Ballarat in addition to VFL premiership player and 318 game VFL/AFL coach, joins Bill Henderson and Jim Gull in receiving the league’s highest honour.
• 130 VFL games with Richmond, including premierships in 1967 and 1969
• Three-time Redan premiership captain coach 1975, 1976 and 1977
• Captain-coach Redan Team of the Century
• Three-time VCFL division one championships for the BFL 1982, 1983 and 1984
• Coached 318 AFL games with Melbourne, Richmond, Sydney Swans and Brisbane
• Ballarat FC senior coach 2005-
• Awarded the Australian Sports Medal by Queen Elizabeth II for services to sport