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Arthur Olliver

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Full Name: Arthur Olliver1
Born: 10-Dec-1916 (AFL Tables)
Died: 31-May-19882
Height: 189cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Footscray Tech Old Boys3
Footscray (VFL) 1935-1950 - 272 Games, 354 Goals

Coach
Footscray (VFL) Senior Team 1943–50

Comment


LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950 — RUCKMEN by Percy Taylor

Argus 22 April 1950 p.3 The Argus Weekend Magazine

ANOTHER long service follower is ARTHUR OLLIVER, captain-coach of Footscray, who can look back with pride to many fine achievements for his club. I recall the hard fight Footscray had to wage before Arthur signed on the dotted line. He had played so well for Footscray Technical School that Melbourne scouts, who had been "tipped off," snapped him up, but he was a Footscray boy, and had to play with that team. I'm sure he has not regretted it, and I'm equally sure that Footscray look back with pride to the day they found a champion.

Arthur has played regularly since 1935, his tally being 255 games and 304 goals. He is 6ft. 2 ¿in. and well over 14st., is a superb mark, and a fine kick. He has grand judgment and plenty of dash, and can play anywhere. -It is that versatility that makes him. such a valuable player. He and Len McCankie, a former schoolboy champion, make a formidable pair in the ruck.



Other Photos

Arthur Olliver - 1938 Hoadleys League Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Arthur Olliver - 1938 Hoadleys League Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Card 011 - Arthur Olliver - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Card 011 - Arthur Olliver - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Sporting Globe 13-May-39 p5 - Arthur Olliver Footscray - Photographer Unknown
Sporting Globe 13-May-39 p5 - Arthur Olliver Footscray - Photographer Unknown
Arthur Olliver - 1939 Allens Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Arthur Olliver - 1939 Allens Footballers - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards


Arthur Olliver (Footscray) - Source: Argus 12-Aug-1946 p11
Arthur Olliver (Footscray) - Source: Argus 12-Aug-1946 p11
Arthur Olliver (Footscray) Jack Sullivan b1919 (Richmond) - Source: Argus 13-May-1946 p11
Arthur Olliver (Footscray) Jack Sullivan b1919 (Richmond) - Source: Argus 13-May-1946 p11
Arthus Olliver Argus 22 Apr 1950 P3
Arthus Olliver Argus 22 Apr 1950 P3

AFL Tables - Arthur Olliver
Wikipedia - Arthur Olliver



Sources


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Olliver
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Olliver
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Olliver



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