Ron Bywater

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Full Name: Ronald Charles Eric Bywater1
Born: 08-Jan-1919 (AFL Tables)
Place of Birth: Moonee Ponds2
Died: 19743
Height:183 cm (AFL Tables)


South Melbourne (VFL) 1942, 1944, 1946-50
Corowa NSW, 1950-


Military Service WW2


Argus 13-May-1950 P7

EXCEPT for the last few matches of last season, when Ron Clegg played brilliantly, RON BYWATER was the most regular player at centre half-back for South Melbourne.

His first senior appearance was in the 1942 semi-final against Footscray. Then the Army called. Ile missed all 1943, and played only one game to- ward the end of 1944. Appendicitis and a broken leg also interfered with his progress, and it was not until 1946 that the player who was regarded as one of the best seen in various Army games began to play regularly with South. He polled third that year in the Brownlow Medal voting, which is an indication of his prowess.

Physical strength, ability in the air, and a long, driving drop kick were features of his play, and he has given South splendid service. This year he has been given the job of full forward, and he has started well.

When not engaged at football he is a golfer of note. He plays off a single-figure handicap, and is a noted long hitter. In the recent A.I.F. golf day he won the long drive, covering a distance of 290 yards. He is also one of the best swimmers in the R.S.L. competition. Ron is now a wood and ice merchant. He takes his share of the social activities, and it was at one of these functions several weeks ago that he announced his engagement.

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AFL Tables - Ron Bywater
Wikipedia - Ron Bywater

Shock for South supporters Ron. Bywater transfers to N.S.W. club. (1950, June 21). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 15. Retrieved November 21, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22837046


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