Cornesy into Hall of Fame

Staff Writer

5AA Drive Presenter Graham Cornes was tonight inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Cornes, who is a legend of South Australian Football, and was the inaugural Adelaide Crows coach, was one of 6 inductees to be honoured tonight at the event in Melbourne.

Cornes spent 13 years playing in the SANFL for Glenelg and South Adelaide, and in the VFL coached by Ron Barassi. Following his retirement from playing, he led the Adelaide Crows into the AFL in 1991, and was inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

Along with co-host Stephen Rowe, Cornes is the host of the highly successful drive program on 5AA in Adelaide.

Other inductees into the Hall of Fame were St Kilda champion Robert Harvey, North Melbourne hardman Glenn Archer, Western Bulldogs team of the century member Chris Grant, Melbourne and East Fremantle's Bob Johnson (deceased) and Hawthorn great Shane Crawford.


North Melbourne star Barry Cable, who played over 400 games in Victoria and Western Australia, winning eight best and fairests, and two premierships in 1975 and 1977 was elevated to Legend status in the Hall of Fame.

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