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Bert Clay

People - C

Born: 7-May-1915
Died: 30-April-19721
Height: 193cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Fitzroy (VFL) 1940-1951 - 157 Games, 48 Goals

Comment

Twin brother of Ivor Clay

LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950 — RUCKMEN by Percy Taylor

Argus 22 April 1950 p.3 The Argus Weekend Magazine

BERT CLAY, who has just completed 10- years for Fitzroy, is the type of reliable follower so highly valued by a club. He is close to 6ft. 4in. and weighs 14 ½ st., is the solid rather than the brilliant type, but is always on the job and never gives up. His great height gives him an advantage, either when in the ruck battles or when placed, and he is a safe rather than a spectacular mark. Since he came from Narrandera (N.S.W.) in 1940 he has been a great player for Fitzroy, and has also worn the Victorian jersey. His record of games is 115, and, although not a good kick, he has scored 53 goals in that period.

When Bert was joined by his twin brother, Ivan, supporters were in a quandary. They were so much alike that there used to be bets on the subject.




Other Photos

Card 66 - Bert Clay - 1949 Kornies Victorian Footballers Source:Australian Rules Football Cards
Card 66 - Bert Clay - 1949 Kornies Victorian Footballers Source:Australian Rules Football Cards
1944 Bert Clay Taps the Ball Grand Final 1_31_47 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1
1944 Bert Clay Taps the Ball Grand Final 1_31_47 - VFL On Film 1909-1945 - Marking Time V1
Percy Bushby Bill Hutchison (Essendon) Bert Clay (Fitzroy) - Source: Argus 20-May-1946 p11
Percy Bushby Bill Hutchison (Essendon) Bert Clay (Fitzroy) - Source: Argus 20-May-1946 p11
Cec Ruddell Wally Buttsworth (Essendon) Bert Clay (Fitzroy) Jack Lyons Jack Jones - Source: Argus 20-May-1946 p11
Cec Ruddell Wally Buttsworth (Essendon) Bert Clay (Fitzroy) Jack Lyons Jack Jones - Source: Argus 20-May-1946 p11
Bert Clay Argus 22 Apr 1950 P3
Bert Clay Argus 22 Apr 1950 P3


AFL Tables - Bert Clay
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Clay|Wikipedia - Bert Clay



Sources


1. Wikipedia - Bert Clay accessed Mar 2016



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