1961 Magarey Medallist

An extraordinarily footballer who was in a class of his own in 1961. Halbert finally won the Magarey Medal despite the club finishing bottom after finishing runner up in 1955 (his debut season), 1958 and 1960.

A copy book footballer who did almost everything with exaggerated correctness Halbert became a dominant centre half forward due to his formidable strength and jumping ability when moved there in 1964 by Coach Jack Oatey.

Renown for his excellent disposal, strong overhead marking and impressive ground play Halbert captained Sturt from 1962 to 1968 and led them to the long overdue 1966 premiership, the Club’s first in 26 years.

Unfortunately he was unable to play in the 1967 and 1968 Grand Finals due to injury.

During his magnificent career he played 244 games, kicked 253 goals, won four best and fairest awards, was named All Australian in 1961 and played for South Australia on sixteen occasions.

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