Hall of Famer
- Mar 6, 2014
- AFL Club
Vdubs, did he go back to GWest after playing for the Cats?Terry Bright (or Fright) as some naughtily referred to him as, was Billy Goggin's nephew, a classy hff, and a very fair player with good goal sense, but totally opposite to GAS in the physicality stakes.
I followed his career at Geelong West before Geelong and he was outrageously good there. Very good at Geelong.
Many kids had his #4 on their backs.
I thought I met him at a GW game but he must've just gone down to watch some of his mates play as it would've been while he was still playing for Geelong (I've just checked the years he was at the GFC).
ah, that was probably me ... My name's not really Teriyakicat, you knowThere were a bunch of us that used to go there too to watch his progress and head off into the rooms after the game,I've asked this on here before but do you remember the realy tall blond girl that used to get to the game a real bomb shell in the mould of Tatiana Grigorieva.
Joe Radojevic was an extremely prolific goalkicker- I can remember him kicking bags of goals again and again (or so it seemed at the time!). How wonderful it was to be both a GFC and a Geelong West supporter because we had two of these blokes kicking The Ton one year after the other- one in 1975 *119 by JR and the other in 1976 *105 by Larry Donohue.I remember Bright at Geelong west, mainly Joe Radajovic though. As a 13yo, I played for their u16 and u19s and looked up to Joe a fair bit. He was a gun, even in his later years.
Here's an extract from a site that mentions Radojevic and Bright:
One of the club’s biggest stars and during his time, one of the undeniable greats of the VFA. Undoubtedly, Radojevic helped people flock through the turnstiles in the glory days of VFA football at West Oval.
He was an excitement machine that had amazing talent and skill as a key forward and could turn almost any situation into a goal. After his formative years at St Peters, he was recruited to Geelong where he had many stand out performances whilst the club looked for Doug Wade’s replacement.
Radojevic, forever overlooked, soon left and was recruited to West Oval in 1974. What became the VFL’s loss, very quickly became the VFA’s gain as the outstanding performances came thick and fast. Intuitive leading and deadly accuracy combined for 723 career goals in the Association which to this day, still sees him in the Top 10 all-time.
He played in the 1975 premiership; being named VFA Player of the Year the same season when he booted 119 goals. Later Captained the club before retiring as one of Geelong West’s greatest.
158 games, 723 goals, premiership player (1975) runners-up (1979, 1983), VFA representative, twice VFA leading goalkicker, VFA Player of the Year (1975), captain (1983-84).
A true home-grown product of the Geelong West program, Bright rose through the junior ranks and played 35 senior games including the 1975 premiership before being recruited to the Geelong Football Club as a 17 year old.
A highly skilled half-forward and ruck-rover, Bright had a great football brain and was a sensational distributor of the football when it was in his hands. He went on to play 219 games and kick 331 goals at VFL level; topping the club’s goalkicking three times. A superb mark and great to watch when in full flight, he could turn a match at will.
U19 VFA championship side, premiership player (1975)