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Brighton Senior Team 1932 (SLV 122_205)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
H2008.122/205
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/205

Team: Brighton (VFA)
Location: Elsternwick Park (Elsternwick)
Date: Probably 1932

People:
Ted Johnson - captain at centre of photo
George Hunt - holding football in front row


Comment

This is a Brighton (VFA) senior team photographed in their red and white uniform at Elsternwick Park. An excellent photo. My hypothesis (because I am not absolutely certain) is that the player seated in the centre of the middle row is Brighton’s 1932 captain-coach Ted Johnson. Thirty-year-old Johnson transferred to Brighton from South Melbourne and spent only the one season with the VFA side. Johnson had starred at full-forward for South, kicking 384 goals in 136 games. He kicked 76 goals for Brighton in 1932. Brighton finished eleventh that year. At any rate, this team is most definitely a Brighton senior team from the very early thirties. The player definitely identified is George Hunt. Hunt is seen holding the football in the front.

The player fifth from left in the top row is probably Joe Poulter (ex-Collingwood and South Melbourne).
Note that the players are sporting two slightly different ‘BFC’ monograms. Compare this photo with SLV 122/206 (Brighton 1930 team). Two of the players seen in this image - SLV 122/205: second from left top row, and extreme right middle row - appear in both photos.

Further Work Needed

If this is 1932 then Lilburne and Poulter, both of whom played for Brighton in that year, should be in the photo.


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