Terry Cashion

Terrence Robert Cashion (7 April 1921 – 8 October 2011[1]) was an Australian rules footballer from Tasmania.

Terry Cashion
Personal information
Full name Terrence Robert Cashion
Date of birth (1921-04-07)7 April 1921
Date of death 8 October 2011(2011-10-08) (aged 90)
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1939–1941 New Town
1942 South Melbourne 5 (5)
1946–1947 Clarence
1948–1951 Longford
1952–1954 Sandy Bay
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Cashion played five Victorian Football League (VFL) games for South Melbourne in 1942 while stationed in Victoria with the army and would have played more had it not been for a knee injury.

A rover, three years earlier he had started his senior career with New Town in the TANFL and he returned to the league in 1947 where he joined Clarence. In the 1947 Hobart Carnival he made his debut for the Tasmanian interstate team and won the Stancombe Trophy. He won the trophy again at the 1950 Brisbane Carnival and also became the only Tasmanian player to have won a Tassie Medal.

He had a stint at Longford from 1948 to 1951 where he won the NTFA best and fairest Tasman Shields Trophy three times. In 1948 Cashion tied with Harry Styles for the award.[2] He won it outright in 1950,[3] and again tied for the award in 1951, this time with Darrel Crosswell.[4]

Cashion then returned to the TFL with Sandy Bay where he won a William Leitch Medal in 1953,[5] before retiring at the end of the season having played 193 club and representative games. Cashion won a total of seven best and fairest awards at his various Tasmanian clubs.

In June 2004 he was selected as a rover in Tasmania's official 'Team of the Century' and was soon after inducted as an icon in the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. Stubbs, Brett (11 October 2011). "Tassie loses football icon".
  2. "Tie in Shields Trophy: 4th Since 1925". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 24 August 1948. p. 10. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  3. "TASMAN SHIELDS TROPHY TO TERRY CASHION". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 12 September 1950. p. 18. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  4. "TIED FOR TROPHY". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 26 May 1952. p. 13. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  5. "CASHION WINS LEITCH MEDAL". The Advocate. Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 22 September 1953. p. 13. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
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