Sandhurst won the Graeme Wright Memorial Cup in the traditional game between the Bloods and Dragons on Saturday. This is the 18th year the teams have played for the cup.
The Cup honours the late Wright, who had a long involvement both on and off the field at South Bendigo before he died in February, 1998, four years after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Graeme played 138 senior games for the Bloods, mainly as a key defender.
He captain-coached the Bloods in 1983 and 1986 and was described as a player who played “hard and fair.”
His playing career was prematurely cut short in 1986 after suffering a knee injury, but he maintained a strong involvement in the game.
He also coached the Bendigo Football’s inter-league team twice, as well as the Bloods’ under-18s and served various off-field roles at South Bendigo.