North Melbourne Thirds 1946 (SLV 122_070)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV

Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/70

Team: North Melbourne (VFL)
Location: Probably Arden Street (North Melbourne)
Date: 1946

Back row - Jock Spencer (second from left); John Reeves (third from left); Colin Thornton (fourth from left); Vic Lawrence (fifth from left).
Front row - Dick Maddocks (second from left).
Coach Wally Carter
Middle Row far left - maybe Les Williams
Middle Row far right - Kevin 'Frizzle' Hunt identified by Comebackmick - BigFooty Member


North Melbourne’s 1946 VFL Thirds premiership team presumably photographed behind the grandstand at Arden Street. ‘Officials and Players Entrance’.

Mascot holds football with ‘NMFC 3rds premiers 1946’ written on it. Twenty players. Combination of white and black shorts. Jumper design varies. Six officials in back row, including St John’s Ambulance man. The very same photo is reproduced in Gerard Dowling’s history of the North Melbourne Football Club. See G.Dowling, The North Story, Playright, 1997, p. 97.

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“1946 was the first year for the thirds comp and we won it.” - Ted - BigFooty Member
“I remember this photo, framed, hanging with pride in my grandparents home in Kensington.
That's Jokka and Gerry all right and the good looking bloke on the right hand end of the middle row is Kevin 'Frizzle' Hunt, my uncle.”
Comebackmick - BigFooty Member

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