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Tune in to the VFL hour on Thursday as well as the Sunday Bloody Sunday segment.
Special guest will be former Preston champion and the 1945 JJ Liston trophy winner Ted Henrys. He was also part of the old channel 0 VFA legendary commentators which included Phil Gibbs, Don Hyde, Clem Dimsey, Peter Sharp and Craig Kelly.

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[quote=vfa]Tune in to the VFL hour on Thursday as well as the Sunday Bloody Sunday segment.
Special guest will be former Preston champion and the 1945 JJ Liston trophy winner Ted Henrys. He was also part of the old channel 0 VFA legendary commentators which included Phil Gibbs, Don Hyde, Clem Dimsey, Peter Sharp and Craig Kelly.[/quote]

At one time in the during the 1950 - 60s the VFA Recorder had a photo of Ted Henrys taking a great mark over John Coleman in an ANFC Carnival match.Ted Would have to be in his 80s now.

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Ted Henrys was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He is noted for being one of only three players from the league to be selected in the All-Australian team at an interstate carnival.

Henrys started his VFA career at Brunswick in 1946 and played 70 games for the club by the time he left at the conclusion of the 1950 season. He crossed to Preston in 1951 and cemented a full back spot. For three successive seasons from 1951 to 1953 he won Preston's 'Best and Fairest' award and in the last of those years won the J. J. Liston Trophy. After his last season in 1955 he retired with 98 games to his name for Preston. In the 1960s he spent time as Preston's assistant coach and despite being aged over 40 played the occasional game for the club, bringing up his 100 game milestone.

In 1953 he represented the VFA at the Adelaide Carnival and was named in the inaugural All-Australian side beside his teammate Frank Johnson.

After retirement Ted Henrys joined with Phil Gibbs to broadcast the VFA Football on Channel 0.

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[quote=billythekid][quote=vfa]Tune in to the VFL hour on Thursday as well as the Sunday Bloody Sunday segment.
Special guest will be former Preston champion and the 1945 JJ Liston trophy winner Ted Henrys. He was also part of the old channel 0 VFA legendary commentators which included Phil Gibbs, Don Hyde, Clem Dimsey, Peter Sharp and Craig Kelly.[/quote]

At one time in the during the 1950 - 60s the VFA Recorder had a photo of Ted Henrys taking a great mark over John Coleman in an ANFC Carnival match.Ted Would have to be in his 80s now.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search
Ted Henrys was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He is noted for being one of only three players from the league to be selected in the All-Australian team at an interstate carnival.

Henrys started his VFA career at Brunswick in 1946 and played 70 games for the club by the time he left at the conclusion of the 1950 season. He crossed to Preston in 1951 and cemented a full back spot. For three successive seasons from 1951 to 1953 he won Preston's 'Best and Fairest' award and in the last of those years won the J. J. Liston Trophy. After his last season in 1955 he retired with 98 games to his name for Preston. In the 1960s he spent time as Preston's assistant coach and despite being aged over 40 played the occasional game for the club, bringing up his 100 game milestone.

In 1953 he represented the VFA at the Adelaide Carnival and was named in the inaugural All-Australian side beside his teammate Frank Johnson.

After retirement Ted Henrys joined with Phil Gibbs to broadcast the VFA Football on Channel 0.[/quote]

I was talking to him yesterday. Ted lives in Ballarat & spends a lot of time at the North Ballarat Sports Club where he is a member. Still looks very fit & he must be nearing 90. Hard to imagine a man his size playing full back who could kick the ball as far as he did.

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Also Digs here is the 1953 All Australian Team

South Australia Neil Davies (Glenelg), Len Fitzgerald (Sturt), Bob Hank (West Torrens), Jack Lynch (West Adelaide), John Marriott (Norwood), Clayton Thompson (Sturt)

Tasmania John Leedham (North Launceston)

VFA Ted Henrys (Preston), Frank Johnson (Port Melbourne)

VFL Jack Clarke (Essendon), John Coleman (Essendon), Des Healey (Collingwood), Jack Howell (Carlton), Bill Hutchison (Essendon), Bob Rose (Collingwood), Bernie Smith (Geelong)

Western Australia Jack Clarke (East Fremantle), Steve Marsh (South Fremantle), Merv McIntosh (Perth), Frank Sparrow (Swan Districts

Two legends of the VFA made the all star team, Frank Johnson and Ted Henrys.

Despite not being tall, Ted Henrys was strong overhead, and his kicking was superb. On one occasion he was credited with a drop kick of 69.5 metres.
After 98 games for the Bullants, Henrys retired at the end of the 1955 season. Between 1963 and 1967 he served as assistant coach of the club, and actually took the field as a player on half a dozen occasions, on the last of which he was 43 years of age.

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I had the pleasure of seeing Ted Henrys play for Preston against Sandy in the 1950s and he was a magnificent drop kick another great VFA fullback of the time was Len Guilder at Moorabbin who was also under 6 ft tall both players were also wonderfull high marks for their size.

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Paul Amy tweeted this afternoon that Ted Henrys has passed away.

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Paul Amy tweeted this afternoon that Ted Henrys has passed away.

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Very sad news Bullants.

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It would be good if the ABC or VFL did a segment during half time one game.







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Very sad news Bullants.

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Very sad news indeed. Had the pleasure of a couple of enjoyable meetings at his home in Ballarat reminiscing of the glorious VFA days.
A lovely man.

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[quote=NorthPort]

It would be good if the ABC or VFL did a segment during half time one game.

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I am sure Phil Cleary can organise something for halftime at one of the ABC games.

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