Wodonga Diamonds Dream Team
1974 - 2011
Best and Fairest Winner 1989. A fast, aggressive, over-lapping left back that prided himself in "getting under the oppositions skin" in order to beat his opponent. Brad often used his verbal sprays to mentally beat his opponent. Rarely beaten by his counterpart. League winner 1985, 86 and 90. Cup winner 1989-1990.
PAUL MILLYNN (Defender) - (Captain) - Best and Fairest winner 1983,1984 and 1990. Winner of three AWFA Grand Finals and three League Championships as a player, Paul also coached the winning 2000 Diamonds Seniors men's team as well as 5 times AWFA Senior Women's titles. One of the best "sweepers" of the 1980s and early 90s, Paul's strength lay in his coolness under pressure, the ability to read the game and be very strong in the tackle. A real leader in defence, Paul also had the ability to score important goals going forward and being a real menace to the opposition in their penalty area.
RICHARD HERZINA (Midfield) - Best and Fairest 1985. The team's "David Beckham" for his crossing ability, shooting prowess and skill at set-pieces. A tireless runner in the midfield, Richard had an outstanding penalty-taking record. The only recorded miss in his playing career hit the post! Holder of a club-record 410 Senior games.
STEVE BRUNEC (Midfield) - (Vice-Captain) - Best and Fairest winner 1996, 1998 and 1999. AWFA Star Player 1998, 1999. The team's "Little-General", Steve was the complete midfielder. Terrific ball-skills and passing ability, Steve was the link-man between forward and defence. A player who led by example by his hard running and work ethic. Very difficult player to mark out of the game.
MILAN DZAIC/OPACIC (Midfield) - One of the key players in the Wodonga Diamonds side that won the 1977 League and Cup double. Rated by many observers of the time to be amongst the best 3 or 4 players to have played in the area along with the likes of Nick Andronicos and Arthur Peters. Single-handedly won a semi final against Twin City by scoring four times in a 5-3 win.
PAUL BRUNEC (Midfield) - Best and Fairest winner 2000, 2005 and 2007. Star AWFA Player 2003. Lightning quick, with exquisite dribbling skills, Paul had the ability to mesmerise defences with his skill. A great passer of the ball, Paul scored many a fine goal attacking on the break. Nicknamed "Knackers".