Frank Hanna (footballer born 1924)

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Frank Hanna
Frank Hanna 1948.jpg
Personal information
Full name Frank Hanna
Date of birth (1924-04-05)5 April 1924
Date of death 28 November 2010(2010-11-28) (aged 86)
Original team(s) Walwa
Position(s) Ruckman
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1947–49 Melbourne 30 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1949.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Frank Hanna (5 April 1924 – 28 November 2010)[1][2] was a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[3]

In 1948 he was badly injured when Jack Dyer strongly bumped him, breaking his collarbone and suffering a concussion. He was carried from the ground on the stretcher and Dyer played the remainder of the game thinking he had killed Hanna.[1][4]

In 1949 he coached the Horsham Football Club before moving to Tasmania in 1950 to coach Yeoman Football Club[5] and then Burnie Football Club from 1951.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Vale past player Frank Hanna". 
  2. ^ "Frank Hanna – Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 259. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  4. ^ "HANNA AND SIER BADLY INJURED". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 9 August 1948. p. 6. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "To Coach Yeoman". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 26 January 1950. p. 18. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Frank Hanna To Coach Burnie Team". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 10 March 1951. p. 35. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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