The Old Paradians' Association is saddened to hear of the passing of Football Club legend Maurie Considine.

Maurie’s contribution to the Football club as a player, coach, and administrator was outstanding. Maurie played in the 1951 Premiership, and coached from 1958-1965 including the 1958 and threepeat VAFA A Grade Premierships 1962, 1963, and 1964. Maurie was also Club President from 1985 - 1990 which included a B Grade Premiership in 1986. He was named Coach of the Club’s ‘Team of the Century’.

Maurie also played 37 games for the Hawthorn Football Club, was Assistant Coach to the great John Kennedy, Hawthorn’s Reserves Coach and was made a Life Member of the Club in 1970.

It was wonderful to see Maurie over the past couple of years at the OPA RACV luncheons where Premiership reunions were held. He was able to share some memories of those games through questions and answers from MC David Jones. We were even able to celebrate Maurie’s 91st birthday where the room gave him a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.

We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Considine family. He will be sadly missed.

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