Carlton Seconds 1956 (SLV 122_145)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
H2008.122/145 - Carlton Seconds, 1956
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/145

Team: Carlton (VFL)
Location: Princes Park, Carlton
Date: 1956

Officials: Unknown, George Kimball, Jim Munro, Bill Hill
Back Row: Ted Harrison (Trainer), Unknown, Unknown, Kevin O'Brien, Maurie Pope, Doug Campbell, Ross Ousley, Brian Buckley, Keith Harrison (Trainer)
Middle Row: John Benetti, Colin Holt, Leon Berner, Frank Munro, Mick Price, Bob Bosustow, Terry Aitken, Barry Archbold, Kevin Bergin
Front Row: Kevan Hamilton, Jack Sullivan, Ron O'Dwyer, Bill Hoogan, Jim Lalor

Note: Most names source from Blueseum website.


A Carlton (VFL) Second Eighteen photographed at home ground Princes Park early on match day, circa 1955. Brian Buckley (116 senior games 1956-65) is on extreme right of top row. Coach Albert ‘Mick’ Price is at the centre of the photo.

(Note: Price is also the coach of other Carlton Seconds teams from the fifties photographed by Boyles - see for example Photo 21 versions 3, 7, 8, 10). Some of the other players appear in Photo 21 version 3 (H2008.122/155) and Photo 21 version 10 (H2008.122/127). Small number of spectators. Twenty players. Black shorts.

Further Work Needed

Photo added to blueseum website with names as follows
?,?, O'Brien, Pope, Campbell, Ousley, Buckley
Benetti, Holt, Berner, Munro, Price, Bosustow, Aitken, Archbold, Bergin
Hamilton, Sullivan, O'Dwyer, Hoogan, Lalor

Mick Price Coach

Frank Munro fourth player from left in middle row
Frank Munro transferred to Richmond mid 1956 - http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=Frank+Munro

Brian Buckley - Far Right Top Row?
“On the day after his 21st birthday, Brian Buckley experienced a dream start to his VFL career when Carlton beat Collingwood by 13 points at Victoria Park in round 16, 1956. By then, Brian had already spent five seasons in navy blue, having begun with Carlton’s Under 19 squad (and played in their Premiership team) in 1951.” http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=Brian+Buckley

John Benetti far left Middle Row
John Benetti DOB 17 June, 1937 – Turning 18 in 1955 so Cannot be much earlier than 1955.
“Unfortunately, after John played one Reserve game in 1955 he was called back to play for Parade (school rules) and was therefore not permitted to play any further Carlton games for that year. He did his apprenticeship in the Reserves during 1956 and 1957, playing some exciting football” - http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=John+Benetti

Early 1956 rather than 1955

Duplicates - Near Identical Photos

Carlton Seconds 1956 (BL_002) - Framed


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