DOB: 5 January 1955
From: Bentleigh/East Brighton
He then moved to Tasmania to play for Sandy Bay, then joined Federal League side Parkdale where he won a premiership in 1978. He then played for Morningside in the QAFL, Dysart in Central Queensland and Sherwood in the QAFL. Manson became playing coach of Souths Toowomba in 1984 and of Beenleigh in the SQFA in 1985.