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Graham "Polly" Farmer

Graham "Polly "Farmer was chosen by the Geelong Football Club as its player to be included on the inside of the Geelong Stamp Booklet.

He was a ruckman who played 101 games for Geelong, kicking 65 goals between 1962 and 1967. He was Geelong's captain from 1965 to 1967 and was a member of the 1963 premiership team. He won their best and fairest on two occasions.

"Polly" played most of his football in Western Australia, winning the Sandover Medal for the WAFL's best and fairest in 1956 and 1960, and only crossed to the VFL when he was already 27 years of age. His unique style of football changed the character of the game. His accurate and skilled use of pinpoint handballs and his rucking ability was largely responsible for Geelong's success in the 1960's.

Polly Farmer was named First Ruck in the Team of the Century named during the Centenary Season.

On the 25th August 1998 a special Tribute and Fund Raising Dinner was held for Polly at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. A special commemorative Cover was produced.

1998 Polly Farmer Cover

On the 10th June 2006 the Club held a Gala event. "The Cats' Tales" at the Melbourne Exhibition centre. Onlycovers released a cover recognising players from various eras. It included  Graham Farmer.