The Edwards family connection goes back three decades and incorporates four SANFL clubs.
Shane’s late grandfather Doug started his SANFL career with West Torrens in the 1950s, playing 21 league games for the Eagles, before he moved across to Prospect and played eight games in 1956-57 in the red and white.
Greg Edwards played in an Under 17 flag for Central District in 1978, and returned after playing a season of SAFA football for Salisbury North to become the Bulldogs’ first century goal kicker.
Noted for his strong marking ability after debuting in 1980, Greg Edwards kicked 104 goals in the 1982 campaign, before a freak eye injury the following season hampered his playing career.
He played one more Escort Cup preseason game in 1985, and had a couple of seasons with Ian McKay at Freeling including premiership success in the Barossa and Light competition, before venturing…