Former player, Ian Anderson, is giving a talk about his Viet Nam experiences down here on 28 April.
He was a tall, red-headed second ruck who played with us late 60’s until being conscripted and sent to Viet Nam. I particularly remember him kicking 3 goals for us at Princes Park on Anzac Day 1968 where both sides were goalless at half-time. We won 7.8-1.11. Massive crosswind all day. Also Geoff Blethyn’s debut match.
Also kicked 7 vs Hawthorn at Windy Hill Round 1 of 1968. Hudson kicked 10 for Hawthorn. We won by 12. Beginning of the last quarter, Anderson tapped to Bob Greenwood who drop-kicked it into the crowd beside the Showers Pavilion.
Anderson has lived in Port Fairy for ages, running the Star of the West hotel and subsequently being one of the two or three taxi-drivers in town.
There were 7 VFL players who went to Viet Nam - Wayne Closter of Geelong and six Essendon players - Ian Anderson, Keith Gent, Ian Payne, Lindsay McGie, Greg Perry and Bill Thompson.