Wanderers product Eddie Fry enjoyed the longest SANFL career to date of any Territorian. Joining South Adelaide in 1975 he gave that club sterling service in 112 games, culminating in the 1979 losing Grand Final against Port Adelaide, when he was most people’s choice as the Panthers’ best player.
In 1980 he was lured across to Sturt where he continued to perform well, winning the club’s best and fairest award in 1981. In 1983 he played in his second losing Grand Final as the Double Blues crashed to West Adelaide by 34 points. Just as in 1979, Fry proved he was a big game player with a formidable all round performance.
Equally at home at either end of the ground, or on the ball, Fry was selected to represent South Australia on six occasions having also represented the NTFL twice prior to his move to Adelaide.
After 153 games for Sturt, Eddie Fry retired at the end of the 1988 season.