Frank Hanna

Image DOB: 5 April 1924
Died: 28 November 2010

Debut: Round 2, 1947 against Geelong at MCG
Last Game: Round 8, 1949 against Hawthorn at MCG

From: Walwa

Number: 24 (1947-1949)

Games: 30
Goals: 3
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Ruckman and back pocket Hanna was a fringe player in the powerful Melbourne sides of the late 1940s. After returning from RAAF duty during the Second World War he first appeared in Reserves games in 1946, but missed time early in the season after being crushed between logs at work. Hanna made his senior debut the next season, playing 11 games in his before missing the end of the year with a dislocated shoulder.

Despite playing 14 games in 1948 he missed out on the finals and Melbourne's premiership victory due to a broken collarbone after being shirt-fronted by Richmond's Jack Dyer. The hit left him carried off the ground under a blanket, leaving the Tigers' captain convinced he'd killed Hanna.

He left Melbourne after seven games in 1949 to coach Horsham, but at the start of 1950 went to Tasmania to coach Yeomen. In 1951 he coached Burnie.

1947 1100
1948 1430
1949 500

Players who served during war

Some sources say he was from Warragul. May have been on the VFL Seconds tribunal in 1947.

Corryong Courier - 23/05/1946
Argus - 30/07/1947
Corryong Courier - 28/08/1947
Argus - 09/08/1948
Age - 11/08/1948
Argus - 10/06/1949
Examiner - 26/01/1950
Horsham Times - 28/03/1950
Mercury - 10/03/1951
melbournefc.com.au - 01/12/2010

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