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Collingwood Seconds 1937 v1 (SLV 122_055)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
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Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/55

Team: Collingwood (VFL)
Location: Lake Oval (Albert Park)
Date: 1937

People: Des Fothergill - middle row (third player from right)


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Collingwood (VFL) Second Eighteen photographed at Lake Oval (South Melbourne), 1937. 1940 Brownlow Medallist Des Fothergill is in the middle row (third player from right). The presence of Fothergill suggests the photo was taken in 1937, most likely just prior to the 16-year-old’s senior debut that year. The brilliant Fothergill played 111 games (and kicked 337 goals) for the Magpies (1937-40, 1945-47) but rocked the football world when he transferred to VFA club Williamstown in 1941. No other players identified.

Same group as in Photo 54 version 2 (H2008.122/191). One minor difference between the two shots is the man in black and white dressing-gown in back row: he moves his position slightly. Next to nil spectators. Strangely, players have black shorts. Nineteen players.


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This is a Collingwood (VFL) Second Eighteen photographed at Lake Oval (South Melbourne), most probably early in season 1937. 1940 Brownlow Medallist Des Fothergill is in the middle row (third player from right).
Fothergill won the first of his three Collingwood (seniors) best and fairest awards in 1937 - the year of his debut with the Senior Team as a sixteen-year-old. This suggests the photo was taken early in 1937 (or just possibly 1936). The brilliant Fothergill played 111 games (and kicked 337 goals) for the Magpies (1937-40, 1945-47) but rocked the football world when he transferred to VFA club Williamstown in 1941. No other players identified.
Same group as in Photo 10 version 5, except chap in black and white dressing-gown has changed position in back row (from fourth on right to second on right). Photo 54 version 2 is slightly clearer than 10 version 5. (Maybe Boyles moved chap in dressing-gown and took a better photo the second time). Note that Collingwood Seconds team were runners-up to Geelong in 1937. Next to nil spectators. Strangely, players have black shorts. Nineteen players.

Further Work Needed

May in fact be during WW2 as Collingwood ground was used by the Army. This might account for the black shorts.

Also Fothergill was Reserves best and fairest in 1936, so this could also be 1936.
http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/21021/default.aspx

Player back row (Sleeveless top) reselbles player in 1938 Coburg photo and also a slight resemblence to Fitzroy player Ted Hill.
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Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

122_055 - Collingwood Seconds 1937 v1 - This Image
122_191 - Collingwood Seconds 1937 v2





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