Dallas Willsmore has made the hard decision not to play SANFL football next year and head back to the family farm to assist there in 2021. It was a tough decision for him but family always comes first and we respect his decision and wish him all the best.
Talk about a blast from the past - any of you old enough to reminder dashing halfback David Polkinghorne who owned what can only describe as a "unique" kicking style
Chris Langford which is also more common knowledge however.
David Polkinghorne (far right) with fellow former Hawks Peter Russo, Peter Murnane, Alle de Wolde.
David Polkinghorne played 164 games for Hawthorn from 1975 to 1984 and was part of two premierships -1976 and 1978. He has gone on to be one of the top civil engineers in the world. In 2016 he received the prestigious Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year Award from the College of Civil Engineers of Engineers Australia. A long time employee of the John Holland Group, he was Construction Manager for the Southern Stand at the MCG, the Friendship Bridge which was the first structure over the Mekong River between Laos and Thailand, the Sydney Showground and Olympics facility and the new Parliament House in Canberra.
Chris Langford, with wife Eleanor, is a member of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
Chris Langford played 303 games for Hawthorn between 1983 – 1997 and in that time was part of four premierships: 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991. He captained the club in 1994. Outside of football Langford co-founded real estate property fund Newmark Capital which raises money from investors to buy prime retail real estate. The fund manager oversees a portfolio of $1bn in blue chip property including the Jam Factory, Como Centre and the David Jones menswear building in the Bourke Street Mall. Out of hours Langford kicks back at a sprawling retreat spanning 25 acres on the Mornington Peninsula complete with guesthouse, tennis court and club house. He was an AFL Commissioner from 1999 – 2016.