Laurie Nash was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2009.

Laurie Nash

1933-1937; 1945
99 games
246 goals
1933 Premiership
Champion of the Colony 1934, 1935
Captain 1937
Coach 1953
Swans Team of the Century


The son of a Collingwood captain, Laurie Nash played his first football in Tasmania, where he was coached by Roy Cazaly. Having initially focussed on his first class cricket career, which included a Test match against South Africa in which he took five wickets, he was lured to South Melbourne as part of the Club’s recruiting spree in the early 1930s. He played for South from 1933 to 1937, and again in 1945, for a total of 99 games and 246 goals. Best on ground at centre half-back in the 1933 Premiership team, he also featured in the grand final teams of 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1945. Named Champion of the Colony in 1934 and 1935, Nash captained the Club in 1937, and was leading goalkicker in both 1937 and 1945. He represented Victoria three times, once kicking 18 goals in a State game. Named at centre half-forward in the Swans Team of the Century, Laurie Nash was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.