Ken Hands

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Ken Hands
Personal information
Date of birth (1926-10-26) 26 October 1926 (age 90)
Original team(s) North Geelong
Debut Round 5, 1945, Carlton
vs. St Kilda, at Princes Park
Height / weight 185 cm, 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1945–1957 Carlton 211 (188)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1959–1964 Carlton 114 (60–51–3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1957.
Career highlights
  • Carlton Premiers 1945, 1947
  • Carlton Best & Fairest 1953
  • Victorian Representative: 12 times. 1953, 54, 57.
  • Captain/Coach Victoria 1954 & 1957
  • Carlton Captain 1952-1957
  • Carlton Coach 1959-1964 (Runners up 1962)
  • Carlton Team of the Century 2001 (Deputy Vice Captain)
  • AFL Life Member 2001
  • Official Carlton Legend (10th)2006
  • AFL Hall of Fame 2009
  • AFL Life Member
  • Named Carlton's 11th Greatest Player in the 150th Year Celebrations 2014.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ken Hands (born 26 October 1926) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL). On the death of team mate Alex Way on 7 November 2014, Hands became the last surviving member of Carlton's 1945 Premiership team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Bolfo, Tony. ""Bloodbath" Blue dies... and then there was one". Carlton Football Club. Australian Football League. Retrieved 10 November 2014.