Coburg Senior Team 1933 (SLV 122_435)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/435

Team: Coburg (VFA)
Location: Coburg City Oval (Coburg)
Date: 1933

Back row - T.Broom, Alex Duncan, W.Lowe, George Rudolph, Bill Leahy, N.Uhe.
Centre - Lloyd Bertram, Leo Voight, N.Willox, Jim Jenkins, Greg Stockdale (captain), Hugh Donnelly (ex-Northcote), W.Griffiths, A.Proudfoot.
Front row - Jack Harris, Clarrie Mears, F. 'Tosser' Kight, J.Hogan.


This is a photo of a 1933 Coburg (VFA) First Eighteen. Former VFL stars Alex Duncan (Carlton) and George Rudolph (Richmond) are in the top row. Greg Stockdale (ex-Essendon VFL premiership player) is in the middle row.

The exact same photo is reproduced in the Coburg Football Club 1891-1990 Centenary Year Book (Coburg Football Club, 1990).

Emulsion damage unfortunately obscures Bertram and Proudfoot. Probably photographed at Coburg City Oval. Note that the red sash of the Coburg jumper is barely noticeable in this photograph. (This suggests other photos interpreted as ‘Coburg’ may in fact be ‘Richmond’). Coburg were runners-up to premiers Northcote in 1933.

Further Work Needed

The ground is presumably Coburg's home ground as the team is shown with black shorts, and the photo is NOT a photo from a finals match.

This is NOT the Grand Final group, although the only difference is Griffiths who had a broken rib for the Grand Final. Another Coburg player, Geuer, played instead.

ASSOCIATION. (1933, October 6). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 14. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11698957

This is the same team as the team that played in the VFA 1933 Second Semi Final at the Motordrome against Northcote. Coburg wore white shorts in the semi-final, so the photo is not from that match.

ASSOCIATION. (1933, September 21). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 13. Retrieved July 30, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11694303

Clarrie Mears and Jim Jenkins were both named in Coburg's Team of the Century. Jack Harris was named as an emergency in the Team of the Century.
see http://www.philcleary.com.au/vfl_Coburg_vfa_angwin_centenary.htm
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coburg_Football_Club

The 1933 VFA Grand Final was a very rough affair.
Argus 9-Oct-1933 p9
Argus 9-Oct-1933 p9

1933 Wills League Footballers

From Damien Green's football cards website. These are not photos by Charles Boyles, but are football cards from 1933, the same year as the above photo.

Bill Leahy
Bill Leahy
Clarrie Mears
Clarrie Mears
Jack Harris
Jack Harris
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
Alex Duncan
Alex Duncan

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