Full Name: GRANT ALLFORD
Date of Birth: 05/12/1950
Height: 184 cm ( 6-1/2 )
Weight: 80 kg ( 12-7 )
Guernsey: 42 / 50
Debut: 10/07/1971 , Round15 , South Melbourne
Last Game: 08/09/1973 , Round QF , Carlton
Total Games: 30
Total Goals: 1
Total Games: 56
Total Goals: 73
Honours: Premiership 1971 , 1973
Grant was a lightly built utility player who could play in key positions in both defence and attack . He joined Richmond in 1969 as a senior player from Tasmania , however he spent his first season with the Thirds . He went on to win the VFL U/19 Competition Goalkicking award as well as kicking 6 goals in their Premiership side . He made his senior debut in 1971 playing mainly at full-back . Playing against Collingwood's century goalkicker Peter McKenna in the first semi-final , he kept him to 4 goals . Grant was a fine mark and good kick , and after five seasons with Richmond he moved to West Australian club Claremont , before returning to his native Tasmania . He then spent five seasons with Launceston where he represented Tasmania twice . Away from football Grant worked in the Public Service . Grant was also a recruiting officer for Richmond in the early 1980's .
Latrobe-Tas 1968 , Games 17 , Goals 19
Claremont-WA 1974-1977 , Games 77 , Goals 62 ; Launceston 1978-82 , Games 81 , Goals 36 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1978-79 , League Representative Games 4 Goals 3 , N.T.F.A. Captain , Tasmanian Representative Games 2 ) ; Ravenswood 1983 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1983 , " Curran Medal " Competition Best & Fairest 1983 ) ; Perth-Tas 1984-85 ( Honours - Premiership 1984 ) ; Natone 1986 .