Ken Caporn, Claremont's greatest full-back and a past WAFL games record holder, has died after a long illness. He was 86.

Known as Moose for his imposing physique and muscular performances, Caporn played 273 matches for the Tigers during their mostly barren period after World War II.

Caporn twice won Claremont's fairest-and-best award and represented the State 12 times.

He held the WAFL games record after passing Wally Price's tally of 256 in 1957 but retired the next season.

Caporn was a unanimous choice at full-back in Claremont's greatest team selected last year.

John Townsend

The West Australian

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