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    Don BARBER 2019-07-14 07:53

    Murray Exelby coached me as a schoolboy at Ascot State School Bris in 1954 prior to me becoming a State Primary Shools rep player 1954 . I was then playing for Mayne QAFL when Jo Grant was the QAFL Secretary I worked for Whatmores Sp[orts store in Brisbane at Anzac Square a few years later and when I was 16yrs old I represented the State of Qld and played against a Melb Richmond side Seniors at the Brisbane Exhibition under lights
    Also , I played in the under 16and under 18 undefeated Mayne teams and, at that night game my brother who had kicked 110 goals for our undefeated team was presented with The John Coleman trophy at 1/2 time and John Coleman was there to present him with his trophy
    I played in four granfinal teams with Mayne seniors 58, 61,62,64 Grandfinals In 1954 I was runner up to the Best and Fairest Grogan Medal and the coach was Ron Wilson from St Kilda Ron was an assistant coach at St Kilda under Allan Jeans
    I played 220 games for Mayne and won Mayne Club's best and Fairest 1958 and 1962 thus being on Maynes clubroom honourboards In the 1960"s grand finals our coach was Gordon Bowman ex Sandy Bay Tasmania and Hawthorne FC
    In 1958 Thru Ron Wilson , I was invited to train at St Kilda but the QAFL would not release me

    My brother rod and his wife Glenda are life members of Mayne Rod had the Qld agencies for Burley footballs and all other AFl gear in Brisbane prior to the commencement of the Lions Shop later

    Don BARBER PS I am now 79 yrs and I was back at Mayne last weekend and I live in Maleny QlD

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