The Families

Carringbush2010

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 6, 2016
5,094
2,891
Perth
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Collingwood
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Pines Football Club
This isn't just about brothers playing top level, this is about families that have had great impact in our great league, I'll start with these:

Daniher
Kennedy
Shaw
Farmer
Rose
Rioli
Ablett
Silvagni
Richards

Please add your interesting history facts on the achievements of these families and add other families that I have not thought of. Keep it to players if possible.
 

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Toump Ass

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 14, 2015
6,106
12,134
TOUMPASSO LAND
AFL Club
Melbourne
Thought the Krakouer brothers were pretty special. Premiership players for Claremont. Jim and Phil both shared the goal kicking award at their second season at North, then rotated it between them for the next 5 years. Jim won a best and fairest too and was in the AFL's indigenous team of the century.

Jim's son Andrew won a WAFL premiership, a Sandover medal, and had a decent AFL career as well. Andrew's cousin Nathan was in the inaugural GCS team.
 

Donakebab

Premium Platinum
May 18, 2009
28,178
33,887
Canberra
AFL Club
Essendon
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Detroit Red Wings
Fletcher's - Most games between father and son.
Madden's - Only brothers to both play over 300 games. Revolutionised the role and dominated across three decades.
Cloke's - David + three sons (Travis, Cameron, Jason). Think they are the only time that three F/S picked players have been in the same side.
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
17,956
5,876
Tootgarook
AFL Club
West Coast
This isn't just about brothers playing top level, this is about families that have had great impact in our great league, I'll start with these:

Daniher
Kennedy
Shaw
Farmer
Rose
Rioli
Ablett
Silvagni
Richards

Please add your interesting history facts on the achievements of these families and add other families that I have not thought of. Keep it to players if possible.
The Farmers, were any related? Polly, Ken, the Wiz?
Pollys kids played WAFL footy, useful footballers.

The Riolis going back to Sebastian sure qualify.
 

Carringbush2010

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 6, 2016
5,094
2,891
Perth
AFL Club
Collingwood
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Pines Football Club
The Farmers, were any related? Polly, Ken, the Wiz?
Pollys kids played WAFL footy, useful footballers.

The Riolis going back to Sebastian sure qualify.
If I am correct Graeme, Ken and Jeff are related. If I'm wrong I apologize to everyone.

In any case even if it's just Polly he has been absolutely huge for the game and put on the map with his 40m handballs.
 

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Underarm

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 13, 2011
7,691
8,034
AFL Club
Richmond
Ablett/tuck family.
6 Abletts in the last 40 years, and Gary's sister married Michael Tuck which adds another 2 cousins to Gary Jr.
 

Mofra

Moderator
Dec 6, 2005
41,891
104,301
Footscray
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Western Bulldogs
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Footscray, The Exers
Whitten - those in the know say Jnr was a gun in his own right, career cut short by injury.

Reid - father Bruce, brothers Ben and Sam

Picken - Billy was a star, Liam won the medal for best 2016 finals player

Liberatore - Snr has a Brownlow, Jnr a B&F and Premiership
 

HolyRioli

Norm Smith Medallist
May 17, 2009
7,259
3,983
Perth
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Hawthorn
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Leeds Utd
Burgoyne - Phillips family. Don't know if this is a stretch or not
- Peter Burgoyne
- Shaun Burgoyne
- Erin Phillips
- Greg Phillips
 

wal

Club Legend
Mar 13, 2004
2,725
2,387
6160
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Fremantle
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EFFC
Not VFL but the Doig family had 17 family members play senior league football for either South or East Fremantle.
George Doig is in the AFL hall of fame.
The Fremantle club champion award is named the Doig Medal.
 

Carringbush2010

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 6, 2016
5,094
2,891
Perth
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Collingwood
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Pines Football Club
Whitten - those in the know say Jnr was a gun in his own right, career cut short by injury.

Reid - father Bruce, brothers Ben and Sam

Picken - Billy was a star, Liam won the medal for best 2016 finals player

Liberatore - Snr has a Brownlow, Jnr a B&F and Premiership
Poor ol Billy played in 3 losing GF's in a row.
 

Carringbush2010

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 6, 2016
5,094
2,891
Perth
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Pines Football Club
Not VFL but the Doig family had 17 family members play senior league football for either South or East Fremantle.
George Doig is in the AFL hall of fame.
The Fremantle club champion award is named the Doig Medal.
That's a huge achievement by one family for all of those 17 to play at the top level.
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
17,956
5,876
Tootgarook
AFL Club
West Coast
If I am correct Graeme, Ken and Jeff are related. If I'm wrong I apologize to everyone.

In any case even if it's just Polly he has been absolutely huge for the game and put on the map with his 40m handballs.
:thumbsu: I'm not either.

Think we all know Polly, Ken is one of the best full forwards to play the game https://australianfootball.com/players/player/ken+farmer/467

Not sure about The Wiz



Who??? Have you made these people up?
“Where ignorance is bliss, / 'Tis folly to be wise.'”
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
17,956
5,876
Tootgarook
AFL Club
West Coast
That's a huge achievement by one family for all of those 17 to play at the top level.
ps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Doig

More than one from the Grljusich clan, including Tom who had a stint in SA (Centrals).
George is more famous for his sports commentary & trotting ownership, although I remember the mongrel whacking Mike Pethick from Subi, got a couple of weeks did George.
 
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