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Leo Merrett

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Leo Merrett - Crops from Photos by Charles Boyles
Leo Merrett - Crops from Photos by Charles Boyles


Born: 05-Apr-1920 (AFL Tables)
Died: 19761
Died: 1976
Height: 178cm (AFL Tables)

Career

Player
Serviceton/Nhill2
Richmond (VFL) 1940-1949 - 170 Games, 53 Goals
Albury, 1950-52
Howlong 1953

Coach
Albury, 1950-52
Howlong 1953

Comment by James Taylor

Leo Merrett 1940-49,170 games,53 goals. Came to Richmond from Nhill in 1940. Won Richmond's BF 1942, 1944 and ran 2nd in 1945-46. Vice-captain 1946. Member of the 1943 premiership side and the 1942, '44 grand final teams. Represented Victoria 4 times. Captain-coach of Albury, 1950-52, Howlong 1953. Related to Thorold Merrett (C'wood), Roger Merrett (Essendon, Brisbane), Glen Hawker (Essendon, Carlton), brother-in-law of David Baxter (Richmond, 47 games). Died while playing tennis, 1976. (from The Tigers of Old, AFL records)

In his first year. Started football at his home town Serviceton SA Age 20 wt 12 stl ht 5ft 9in Father played with Kaniva. Tennis and cricket his other interests. Single. - Sporting Globe 1940 3



Other Photos

Card 040 - Leo Merrett - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Card 040 - Leo Merrett - 1948 Kornies Card Source:Australian Football Cards
Leo Merrett - Source: James Taylor - Photographer Unknown
Leo Merrett - Source: James Taylor - Photographer Unknown


AFL Tables - Leo Merrett
Wikipedia - Leo Merrett

Sources


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Merrett
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Merrett
3. WHO’S WHO IN FOOTBALL. (1940, June 1). Sporting Globe (Melbourne, Vic. : 1922 - 1954), p. 6 Edition: Edition1. Retrieved January 26, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188806643






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