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Bob Quinn, AFL hall of famer, dies

12/09/2008 03:41:58 PM Comments (0)

Australian Football hall of famer, Bob Quinn, has died in an Adelaide nursing home.

A former Rat of Tobruk, Quinn, also a member of the Port Adelaide and South Australian Football halls of fame, died on Friday aged 93.

Quinn played for Port Adelaide in the SANFL from 1933 to 1947 and also captained and coached the club.

He twice won the SANFL's annual award for the best and fairest player, the Magarey Medal, and was the state's captain and coach from 1945-47.

Quinn, inducted into the Australian Football hall of fame in 1996, was also a war hero, earning a Military Medal for his actions in Tobruk in World War II.

"Bob will forever be remembered as being synonymous with everything the Port Adelaide Football Club stands for," Port president Greg Boulton said in a statement.

"His never-say-die attitude is typical of a man whose bravery and determination as a footballer and soldier enabled him to win a Magarey Medal in 1938, earn a Military Medal in 1941, and then come back to win a second Magarey Medal in 1945 after being wounded at war."

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