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Terence Robert Cashion



Terence Robert Cashion

7 April 1921 - 8 October 2011

Member 1988

Terry is arguably, along with Horrie Gorringe, the greatest ever Tasmanian rover. His speed, agility and uncanny ability to read play were a hallmark of his game.

He began his illustrious career playing with Buckingham in the SSOBA from 1935 to 1938. In 1939 he joined League team New Town and, in his first two seasons, immediately made his presence felt by finishing runner-up for the TANFL best and fairest.

After the War Terry joined Clarence winning their best and fairest two years in a row in 1946 and 1947. He played for Tasmania at the 1947 carnival in Hobart winning the best and fairest award there also.

In 1948 Terry transferred to Longford as Captain and Coach. During his four years with the club he won Longford's best and fairest three times - 1948, 1949, and 1951 and the NTFA best and fairest three times - in 1948, 1950, and 1951, becoming the first player to do so in NTFA history.

Terry was Vice-Captain of Tasmania at the 1950 Brisbane carnival where he won the Eric Tassie medal, the only Tasmanian to win the medal for best and fairest player in ANFC carnivals.

In 1950 Terry joined Sandy Bay, the club which won the League premiership that year. It was the first time Terry had played in a premiership team. In 1953 he won the coveted William Leitch Medal for TANFL best and fairest and also won Sandy Bay's best and fairest in 1952 and 1953.

Terry successfully coached Snug to a premiership in 1954.