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Fred Stafford

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Born: 03-Aug-1926 (AFL Tables)
Died: 10-Jul-20091
Height: 173cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Northcote (VFA) c1945
Carlton (VFL) 1947-52

Comment

Brother of GeorgeStafford Carlton


LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950 - THE MEN IN THE CENTRE By PERCY TAYLOR

Argus 3-Jun-1950 p6-7 Weekend Magazine

FRED STAFFORD, who is doing such fine work in the pivot for Carlton, has probably been interested in Carlton all his life, as he lived close to the ground. Mr. Harry Bell, honorary secretary, asked him to train with the team when he was only 16. He had a ran or two and then went back to join his mates in a junior team. After a period of development with Northcote, Fred was cleared back to Carlton, and his first senior game was against Melbourne in 1947. He is not likely to forget that game, as he was pitted against Wally Lock, and had a very lean time

From then he "kicked on" splendidly and played in all 21 games. The premiership was won in that year with the final kick. Fred is not likely to forget it, as it was he who picked up the ball out of a crush, and kicked a goal just before the bell sounded!

In 1948 he was leading in the voting for the club's best and fairest player award, when he broke his wrist. It was in plaster for six months, and when he returned to the game he lacked confidence. Now, however, he is going "great guns."

Fred's great assets are his clever ball handling and ball control, and his real ability in the air. It is probably those assets that make him one of the best basketball players in Victoria, and a regular State player. He is engaged to be married, and is an electrician employed in the Melbourne Electric Supply.




Other Photos

Fred Stafford - 1950 Kornies Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Fred Stafford - 1950 Kornies Victorian Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Ollie Grieve and Fred Stafford 1948_49 Football Souvenir Magazine Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Ollie Grieve and Fred Stafford 1948_49 Football Souvenir Magazine Source: Australian Rules Football Cards

AFL Tables - Fred Stafford
Blueseum - Fred Stafford
Wikipedia - Fred Stafford

Sources


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Stafford



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