Should Wayne Carey Be Inducted Into the Afl’s Hall of Fame? Essay

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Should Wayne Carey be inducted into the AFL’s Hall Of Fame? Wayne Carey, born 1971 in Wagga Wagga South Australia, is a former Australian Rules football player who played for North Adelaide in the SANFL, before joining the Australian Football League club North Melbourne in 1989. He also played for the Adelaide Crows for two years, 2003 and 2004, which were his final two years of football (Carey retired in 2004 due to injury). A dual premiership captain at North Melbourne, four time club best and fairest, five time leading goal kicker and seven time all Australian, Wayne ‘The King’ Carey is generally considered to be one of the greatest players to ever have played Australian Football. In 2001 he was named Centre half forward and captain of North Melbourne’s Team of the Century. One of the few honours that he has not achieved yet is being inducted into the Australian Football Leagues Hall of Fame, since becoming eligible in 2007. He has been overlooked two years in a row. A hot topic that has occurred because of this is whether or not Wayne Carey, arguably the greatest player of the modern era, should be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Australian Football Hall Of Fame was established in 1996, to help recognise the contributions made to the sport of Australian Rules football by players, umpires, media personalities, coaches and administrators. It was initially established with 136 inductees. As of 2008, the figure has grown to 219, including 22 “Legends”. The committee for the Australian Football Hall Of Fame includes AFL’s chairman Mike Fitzpatrick, former players Kevin Bartlett, Brendon Gale and David Parkin, football historians Brian Atkinson and Jim Main, SANFL executive commissioner Leigh Whicker, former Victorian government sports Minister Tom Reynolds and journalists Tim Lane, Mike Sheahan, Patrick Smith and Caroline Wilson. Over the past few

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