A Century of the Red & Black

Life Members

Paul Lachal Sr. †


Debuting in 1937, Paul played in the 1938 premiership team, the club’s first flag. After just 25 games, he joined the Army in 1939. He saw action in WWII, and sustained dreadful injuries that led to the amputation of a leg. With his brother-in-law Peter Peppard, he was one of the prime movers in re-establishing the club after the War and getting a team on the field in 1946. He was President in 1950 and remained a strong influence for many years beyond that. Paul passed away in 1993.