Ian started at the Hampton Rovers AFC in 1965 and played 284 games with the club over two decades.
Ian has had many roles over the years including Reserves coach for 8 years, in that time his chargers played in 14 finals matches for one flag (1979) and two runners up. He had several stints on the Senior Committee – firstly between 1966 and 1972, then 1996 and 1999, and from 2004 on.
Ian has also been the Senior Vice President (one year), Club Secretary (3 years), VAFA Delegate (5 Years), was awarded Best Clubman in 1969, VAFA State Selector for 5 years and was on the VAFA Permit Committee for two years.
Ian was also inducted into Hampton Rovers AFCs inaugural Hall of Fame in the clubs 75th anniversary year in 2004.
Others from the Hampton Rovers who?ve received the VAFA Certificate of Merit are:
1977 Bruce De Lacy
1979 Bob Cave
1981 Bob Coldrey
1989 Gordon McGregor
1990 Sue Anderson
1998 Don Scarlett
1999 Peter Wolfe
2003 Max Grimmer