122_044 - South Melbourne Youth Team late-forties early fifties

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/44

Team: South Melbourne (VFL) under-age team
People: Bill Simpson - Coach in centre of photo
Location: Lake Oval, Albert Park
Date: Circa late-forties/early-fifties.


This group would appear to be a South Melbourne (VFL) under-age team. Apparently too young to be a Thirds (under-19) team. Probably Fourths. Definitely South Melbourne jumper and socks. My hesitation is due to the location of the photo shoot. This is not the front of the South Melbourne grandstand. If it is the South Melbourne grandstand, then it is the rear (parkland) side of building.

A photograph on page 86 of (Caruso, Fiddian and Main’s) Football Grounds of Melbourne suggests this is the rear of the Lake Oval stand. Cannot recognise the coach or any of the players. Twenty-three players and four others (officials?). Black shorts. Circa late-forties/early-fifties.

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