Photo of Don Bonson Senior
Hall of fame

Don Bonson Senior


A Buffaloes champion of the 1930’s, Don Bonson Snr fulfilled roles as both Captain and Vice-Captain.

Played in the Buff’s premiership teams in 1931/32, 1933/34 and 1934/35. Won the NTFL Best & Fairest in 1932/32 and 1935/36 and club Best & Fairest in 1931/32 and 1934/35. Helped form the Wallabies Football Club which he captained in the 1935/36 Grand Final.

A proficient administrator he served as club secretary and treasurer from 1933 to 1935 and was a league delegate from 1933 to 1941. Awarded life membership of the NTFL in 1940 and a life member of the Darwin Buffaloes. 

We are honoured to recognise Don Bonson Snr as an AFLNT Hall of Fame inductee.

Years active
1930 to 1947
Clubs played for
NTFL Best & Fairest 1932/32
NTFL Best & Fairest 1934/35
NTFL Life Member