Frank Hanna

Image DOB: 5 April 1924
Died: 28 November 2010

Debut: Round 2, 1947 against Geelong at MCG
Last Game: Round 8, 1949 against Hawthorn at MCG

From: Walwa

Number: 24 1947-1949

Games: 30
Goals: 3
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Ruckman and back pocket Hanna was a fringe player in the powerful Melbourne sides of the late 1940s. After returning from RAAF duty during the Second World War he first appeared in Reserves games in 1946 and made his debut the next season.

Despite playing 14 games in 1948 he missed out on the finals and Melbourne's premiership victory due to a broken collarbone after being shirt-fronted by Richmond's Jack Dyer. The hit left him carried off the ground under a blanket, leaving the Tigers' captain convinced he'd killed Hanna.

He left Melbourne after seven games in 1949 to coach Horsham, but at the start of 1950 went to Tasmania to coach Yeomen. In 1951 he coached Burnie.

1947 1100
1948 1430
1949 500

Players who served during war

Some sources say he was from Warragul.

The Age - 11/08/1948
Examiner - 26/01/1950
The Horsham Times - 28/03/1950
"Frank Hanna to coach Burnie team" - The Mercury 10/03/1951
"Vale past player Frank Hanna" - melbournefc.com.au 01/12/2010

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