Krakouer brothers Jim and Phil hold a special place in footy’s history books as two of the most exciting players to chase the Sherrin.
Before the pair arrived at Arden St ahead of the 1982 VFL season with North Melbourne, their careers had already carved out a legacy with the Burley in the West Australian Football League for Claremont.
Their uncanny ability to find one another by hand or foot and elite skills in either strip are still replayed decades on.
Phil joined his brother in the WA Football Hall of Fame at the WAFL’s Sandover Medal awards night on Monday.
It was a long car trip, his preference over flying, across the Nullabor to receive the honour.
He told National Indigenous Times good people and good times on the park made the move to Victoria after four years at Claremont an easier transition then leaving home in Mount Barker, 350 kilometres south-east of Perth, to the state’s…