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Former captain Greg Healy joins board

Greg Healy

AS ANNOUCED at the Club’s AGM, Greg Healy is now filling the post of director, in a ‘casual vacancy’ capacity.  He will attend his first board meeting in coming weeks.
The former captain is the current President of Quiksilver Asia Pacific, and is a qualified CPA.
Hailing from Edithvale-Aspendale, and winner of the Morrish Medal in 1983 as Best and Fairest in the Under 19s competition, Greg Healy made his senior debut with Melbourne in 1984.
Winner of the Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy as Best and Fairest in 1986, Healy was renowned for his ball winning and tenacity. 

Made vice captain in 1987, in 1988 - aged just 22 - he succeeded Robert Flower as captain of the Melbourne Football Club.  It was by no means an easy role for ‘Sugar’ Healy, but the strength of character that was so much part of his makeup helped him to persevere.
Playing a vital role through Melbourne’s late 1980s resurgence, Healy was an integral part of the team’s finals makeup, including a memorable encounter in the first semi-final of 1987, when Melbourne downed the Swans by 76 points, following up on a 118 point demolition of the Kangaroos in the elimination final.
With 141 games and 167 goals to his credit, Healy went on to continue his connection with the Club, serving as a Board member in 1997 and 1998, and being named as a ‘Hero’ of the Club for its 150th birthday in 2008, as well as being inducted into the MFC Hall of Fame in the same year. 

He now returns to continue the link first forged so long ago.