Geoff H Kingston

Inducted: 2008
Era : 1961 – 1990

• Played an unknown number of games for the Wagga Football Club prior to 1960Geoff Kingston
• 130 games and 301 goals for West Torrens 1960 – 1968
• 14 matches for South Australia (Including Carnivals in Brisbane 1961 and Hobart 1966)ACHIEVEMENTS:
• Best and Fairest West Torrens 1965
• Leading Goalkicker West Torrens 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965
• All Australian 1961
• Player Life Member West Torre 1968
• 7 times Advertiser Team of the Year player
• Sporting Hall of Fame Member Wagga Wagga
• Named in the top 25 players in any era of SA Football 1976

Geoff was a Sporting journalist at the Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper from 1964 and Chief Football Writer from 1979 – 1989. He was also a part time columnist in 2000.

As testament to his professionalism his colleagues offer the following:
• Geoff was considered somewhat ahead of his time with a new writing style that added emotion and more “art” into football writing at a time when television and then talk- back radio was stealing ground as to detailing how football was being played.
• Adept – and a multi- award winner, as either a reporter or feature writer.
• Commanded the confidence of many football administrators.

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