Reference_ Essendon Mosquito Fleet

Essendon (VFL)

Essendon captured the 1923 and 1924 VFL Premierships partly due to a group of players nicknamed the 'Mosquito Fleet', all between 160 to 167 cm tall.

The players are:
Charlie Hardy
George Shorten
Jack Garden
Jimmy Sullivan
Vince Irwin
Frank Maher

The modern Essendon team mascot is called 'Skeeta' and is named after the fleet

Argus 12-Aug-1950 p12 Sup Don's Mosquito Fleet Source: Trove
Argus 12-Aug-1950 p12 Sup Don's Mosquito Fleet Source: Trove

Another "Football Flashback" DONS' "MOSQUITO FLEET" RODE WAVES OF BUMPS. (1950, August 12). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 6 Supplement: The Argus Week-End Magazine. Retrieved December 24, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22908116

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