SEN | Tom Alvin was a cult hero during his 11-year career with Carlton. It was mainly because of his luscious long locks, but he could also play footy very well.
Despite Bairnsdale being zoned to Footscray back in the day, Alvin somehow managed to work his way to Princes Park to play for the Blues. He would go on to play 218 games in the navy blue and was a central figure in their 1987 premiership triumph.
But how did he get to Carlton in the first place?