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Chris and James Gowans inducted into SA Football Hall of Fame

Last Night (Tuesday July 29th) Central District 9 time premiership Heroes and Twins Chris and James Gowans were inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Adelaide Oval.

Inducted alongside other greats such as Crows Tony Modra and Tyson Edwards, Port's Chad Cornes and Matthew Primus, Norwood's Philip Gallagher, Umpire Tim Pfeiffer, South Adelaide's Lauire Cahill and former Central District player, Crow and North Adelaide Premiership Hero Darel Hart, the Twins, who seem to engage an audience wherever they go, in true "Gowans Style" made a couple of memorable speeches.

The Nine Time Premiership players thanked Teammates, the Club, and family as well as Central District's passionate supporters for making "the ride" such an enjoyable one.

To see both Chris and James' speeches from last night click here


Copies of Robert Laidlaw and Steve Barrett's book "Two of a Kind" the story of the Gowans Twins
which tells the entire colourful story of their lives and football are available from the Club for just $30. Or by clicking here

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Career Statistics - Central District (SANFL):

Chris Gowans


Recruited from the St Kilda Football Club.

League Debut 2000
 2000 – 2012 246 League Games
   332 Goals
   12 Grand Finals
   9 Premierships

Achievements:
2000 Premiership Player (Club’s first ever Premiership)
 CDFC Runner Up Best & Fairest

2001 Premiership Player
 Winner of the Daniel Hulm Memorial Trophy
 Represented South Australia

2002 Played in SANFL Grand Final
 CDFC Fifth Best & Fairest
 Represented South Australia.

2003 Premiership Player
Jack Oatey Medallist (Best Player in SANFL Grand Final)
Represented South Australia.

2004 Premiership Player
 CDFC Fifth Best & Fairest

2005 Premiership Player
 CDFC Runner Up Best & Fairest
 Represented South Australia
 Most Consistent League Player
 Most Magarey Medal Votes – Club

2006 Played in SANFL Grand Final
 CDFC 4th Best & Fairest

2007 Premiership Player
Bob Quinn Medallist (Anzac Day)
Jack Oatey Medallist (Best Player in SANFL Grand Final)
CDFC 4th Best & Fairest

2008 Premiership Player

2009 Premiership Player
CDFC 6th Best & Fairest
CDFC Playing Life Member
SANFL Playing Life Member

2010 Premiership Player
 
2011 Played in SANFL Grand Final
 CDFC 5th Best & Fairest
Named in the South Australian State Team

2014 - Inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame 


James Gowans

Recruited from the St Kilda Football Club.

League Debut 2000
 2000 – 2012 245 League Games
   270 Goals
   12 Grand Finals
   9 Premierships

Achievements:
2000  Premiership Player (Club’s first ever Premiership)
  Jack Oatey Medallist ‘Best Player in Grand Final’
  CDFC 5th Best & Fairest

2001  Premiership Player 
  CDFC 3rd Best & Fairest
  Club Most Consistent Player Award
  Represented South Australia

2002  Played in SANFL Grand Final
  Represented South Australian
  Bob Quinn Medallist (Anzac Day)
  CDFC Runner Up Best & Fairest

2003 Premiership Player
 CDFC Best & Fairest
 Represented South Australia

2004 Premiership Player
 CDFC 4th Best & Fairest

2005 Premiership Player
 CDFC 4th Best & Fairest

2006 Played in SANFL Grand Final
 Represented South Australia
 CDFC Runner Up Best & Fairest
 Recipient – Daniel Hulm Memorial Trophy “Most   Courageous Player Award”

2007 Premiership Player
 CDFC 3rd Best & Fairest

2008 Premiership Player
 CDFC 4th Best & Fairest
 Represented South Australia

2009 Premiership Player
 CDFC Playing Life Member
 SANFL Playing Life Member

2010 Premiership Player

2014 - Inducted into the SA Football Hall of Fame

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