Senior Player Number: 155
27th Oct. 1908 – 11th Oct. 1990
Few players have been lauded at such a young age as the man who became known as the ‘Untouchable Huxtable’. A defender of unparalleled prowess.
Eric Huxtable made a huge impact on both Tasmania and VFL/AFL football over a playing career that spanned twenty four years. Huxtable emerged from St Virgil’s College and made his senior debut with New Town Football Club in 1926 at the age of 15.
In 1932 when playing for Carlton Football Club as a defender he first played on legendary Fitzroy rover, Haden Bunton Snr. and established himself a reputation as possibly the only defender to constantly trouble the brilliant Bunton.
1926 Joined New Town Junior Football Club
1929 New Town inaugural ‘Banjo’ Patterson ‘Best & Fairest’ winner
1926-1929 Played 100 games with New Town Football Club
(59 Senior & 41 Reserves games)
Represented TFL on 5 occasions
1930 joined VFL/AFL club Carlton.
1932 After less than 40 games with the Blues, Huxtable was awarded the
first of seven VFL/AFL Representative Guernseys.
Played a total of 157 VFL/AFL games.
1941-1942 joined VFL/AFL club, South Melbourne
He was a regular prolific vote winner in Brownlow Medal counts.
Eric served two years in the RAAF 1938 & 1940 then returned to South Melbourne
1940 Capt/Coached Yarrum F.C. in country Victoria.
1946 After the Second World War, Eric played with Sunshine F.C. and as Capt/Coach he steered the club to a Footscray District Football league B-Grade premiership.
1947 retired and in 1953 Coached Sunshine U/18’s
Eric died in 1990…age 81 years.
Inducted AFL Tasmania Hall of Fame.
Member AFL Tasmania ‘Team of the Century’