Full Name: IAN GARDNER
Date of Birth: 19/01/1937
Height: 191 cm ( 6-3 )
Weight: 81 kg ( 12-11 )
Debut: 19/07/1958, Round 13, Footscray
Last Game: 16/05/1959, Round 4, Carlton
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 6
Total Games: 19
Total Goals: 15
Honours: VFL Reserves Representative Team 1958
Ian was a ruckman. He was one of the all times greats at the Springvale club where he won four Best and Fairest awards and played in four Premiership sides. He was a very fair tap ruckman, who was a strong mark and long drop kick. He won the Federal League Best and Fairest in 1960 and lost on a count-back in 1963. Whilst at Richmond, he was selected in the VFL Seconds’ Representative side in 1958. His nine senior games were played consecutively in the last five rounds of 1958 and the first four in 1959. Ian now lives in Cheltenham.
Oakleigh Districts Juniors to 1955 ( Honours - Thirds Best & Fairest 1955 ) ; Oakleigh Districts Seniors 1955-57 ( Premiership One, Best & Fairest 1957 ).
Springvale 1960-69, Games 190 ( Honours - Premiership 1961-63, 1965, Captain /Coach 1962-64, Club Best & Fairest 1960-62, 1968, Competition Best & Fairest " ALLNUT Trophy " 1960, League Representative Team Games 7 ).