Horrie Gorringe

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Horrie Gorringe
Horrie gorringe.jpg
Gorringe with the Cananore FC
Personal information
Full name Horace Charles Gorringe
Date of birth (1895-07-04)4 July 1895
Place of birth Tasmania
Date of death 17 July 1994(1994-07-17) (aged 99)
Place of death Cygnet, Tasmania
Debut 25 April 1914 [1], Cananore
vs. North Hobart, at TCA Ground
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1914–1930 Cananore
Career highlights

Horace Charles "Horrie" Gorringe was a Tasmanian Australian rules football player, considered one of the greatest Australian rules football rovers[2] in the game's history.[3] Horrie Gorringe was born on 4 July 1895 and died on 17 July 1994, aged 99.[4]

Gorringe played for the Cananore club in the Tasmanian Football League between the years 1914 and 1930. He was Club Champion in 1928, winning the Most Consistent award.[5] He played numerous matches at representative level for both the league and the state.

The "Horrie Gorringe Medal" was between 2002 and 2005 a brief replacement of the William Leitch Medal for the best and fairest footballer in Tasmania.[6] Gorringe was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2011;[7] he was the first and, as of 2014, only player who played his entire career in Tasmania to have been inducted.[8]


  1. ^ The Mercury (Tasmania), 27 April 1914
  2. ^ "Australian Football - The Companion to Tasmanian History". University of Tasmania __Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Horrie Gorringe (Cananore)". www.fullpointsfooty.net. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Headstone of Horace Charles (Horrie) GORRINGE". State Library of Tasmania. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  5. ^ The Mercury, 22 October 1928
  6. ^ "GLOSSARY". www.fullpointsfooty.net. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  7. ^ Seewang, Niall (9 June 2011). "Profile of Horrie Gorringe". Australian Football League. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Australian Football Hall of Fame Players Inducted". Australian Football League. Retrieved 9 October 2014.