Garry Hughes joined Canterbury in 1971 as a five-eight.
Garry is the brother of Mark and Graeme Hughes and the father of Glen, Steven and Corey Hughes.
Garry was also used as a replacement for first grade in the finals and was a second half replacement in the Grand Final against Easts (Roosters).
In 1976, Garry started the season in first grade and was in constant competition with his brother Mark for the five-eight position.
In 1979, Garry was able to secure a first grade position when Mark Hughes shifted to lock. He was to be the regular five-eight for the next five seasons.
Garry played in the Grand Final against St George and in 1980, played in the Premiership winning team against Easts (Roosters).
In 1983, Garry played in the final series with a broken cheekbone and played in the Preliminary Final against Parramatta.
Garry played his last season in 1984, as a regular member of the reserve grade team.
After retirement Garry was employed initially in Junior Development and became the Football Manager until 2004.
Garry was a nominee for the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions in 2004 and is a Life Member of the Football Club.