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Two Dingos Honoured In AFL Ontario Hall Of Fame 2023 Class

The Toronto Dingos Football Club is proud to announce that club legends Paul Tinkler & Chris Buczkowski will be inducted into the AFL Ontario Hall of Fame.


They will be joined by Sherelle Kelly (Central Blues), Tasos Dimacakos (Toronto Eagles), Troy Marsh (Toronto Eagles) & Helga Wybrow (Builder) who make up the class of 2023.


Paul Tinkler began his AFLO Career playing 27 games for the Broadview Hawks, before co-founding the Toronto "Downtown" Dingos in 1996. Over the course of 23 years, Tinks put together a very impressive resume at the Dingos, playing 202 games, kicking 260 goals and being a part of four Division 1 Premierships (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005) & two Division 2 Premierships ( 2013, 2015).


Alongside his impressive playing career, Paul coached the club for three seasons (1999, 2001, 2005) & was assistant twice (1998, 2000) as well as taking on multiple roles in the executive team throughout his time.

Clubs

  • Broadview Hawks: 1993 - 1995

  • Toronto Dingos: 1996, 1998 - 2019

Games

  • Broadview Hawks: Games: 27, Goals: 9

  • Toronto Dingos: Games: 202, Goals: 260

  • Team Canada: Games: 6

  • Total Games: 235, Goals: 268

  • Premierships: Toronto Dingos 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 (Div. 1), Toronto Dingos 2013, 2015 (Div.2)

Coaching

  • Toronto Dingos Coach: 1999, 2001, 2005

  • Toronto Dingos Assistant Coach: 1998, 2000

Awards & Honours

  • AFL Ontario Best & Fairest (Div. 2): 2014

  • Toronto Dingos Best & Fairest: 1996, 1998

  • Toronto Dingos Leading Goal Kicker: 1998, 1999, 2002

  • Toronto Dingos Leading Goal Kicker (Div. 2): 2012, 2014, 2015

  • Toronto Dingos Best Clubman: 2000, 2005

  • AFL Ontario All Star: 2003, 2004, 2005

  • Team Canada: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999

  • Founder: Toronto Dingos: 1996

  • Life Member: Toronto Dingos 2016

Executive Roles

  • Toronto Dingos President: 2001

  • Toronto Dingos Vice-President: 2002, 2005

  • Toronto Dingos Director: 2012 - 2014

  • Umpire: 2013

Chris Buczkowski joined the Dingos in 200, playing for 18 seasons and amassing 246 goals in 207 games. He was a part of the Dingos golden era, winning three premierships in the the "three-peat" from 2003-2005.


Outside of on-field activities Butch also volunteered his time to the club, acting as Assistant Coach from 2008-2010 whilst also having a 7-year stint as Team Manager (2008-2015). Alongside these off-field activities, Chris was also AFL Ontario President in 2008.

Club

  • Toronto Dingos: 2001 - 2019

Games

  • Toronto Dingos: Games: 207, Goals: 246

  • Total Games: 207, Goals: 246

  • Premierships: Toronto Dingos 2003, 2004, 2005

Coaching - Manager

  • Toronto Dingos Assistant Coach: 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Toronto Dingos Team Manager: 2008 - 2015

Executive Roles

  • Ontario AFL President: 2008

Awards & Honours

  • All Ontario Team: 2005

  • Toronto Dingos: Best & Fairest 2004

  • Toronto Dingos: Best Clubman 2004

  • Toronto Dingos: Life Member 2016

The AFLO Hall of Fame Dinner will be taking place on Saturday August 26th at Dingos Sponsor, Walrus Pub & Beer Hall.






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