Terry Carr honoured

Terry Carr, who in late May was recognised as the first official club legend of the Stawell Football Club has now been granted life membership of the Wimmera Football League. Picture: MARK McMILLAN

Terry Carr, who in late May was recognised as the first official club legend of the Stawell Football Club has now been granted life membership of the Wimmera Football League. Picture: MARK McMILLAN

TERRY Carr continues to chalk up the milestones following his colourful career in the Wimmera Football League.

Carr, in late May was recognised as the first official club legend of the Stawell Football Club and has now been granted life membership of the Wimmera Football League.

Having played 297 games with Stawell over a 15 year period from 1962-77 and 12 representative games for the Wimmera, Carr was an obvious recipient.

Carr's illustrious playing career saw him mostly play in the ruck and at times floating forward.

He was awarded the best and fairest of the club in 1963, 1968, 1969, 1975 and 1977.

The accolades really speak for themselves to see that in his second year at the club, he won a best and fairest as well as in his last season in 1977.

Apart from the five best and fairests, he was also runner up on four occasions.

Carr was also a premiership captain and coach.

Peter Morrison was the man to pursue a life membership for Carr after becoming aware of his career when Carr became the inaugural club legend in May.

"It probably should have happened long before it has," Morrison said.

"It was as simple as writing a letter to the Wimmera Football League with all Terry's achievements."

After having been made a life member of Stawell in 1972 and upgraded to a legend of the club in May 2014, a life membership of the Wimmera was the next on the list.

Carr was modest in accepting the accolade in front of a large crowd of approximately 80 people.

"It is a huge honour to be made a life member of the Wimmera Football League," Carr said.

"This kind of thing doesn't happen without people around you so those are the ones I would like to thank. It wasn't about winning awards for us, we just loved footy."

Amongst Carr's family and friends and players from decades ago was guest speaker and former AFL player Gary 'Bronc' Grainger.

Having played for two seasons from 1970-1972 with the Essendon Bombers, Grainger has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game and was well received by the crowd.

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