VAFA STATE REPRESENTATIVES

IAFC STATE REPRESENTATIVES

Below is a full list of players to pull on the VAFA Big V jumper whilst representing Ivanhoe Amateur Football Club.

Ron Dowling

Ron Dowling

Ron Dowling (1935) VAFA carnival champions, Vic 24.15 def SA 15.17 at Richmond, Vic 13.17 def NSW 14.10 at SCG, Vic 17.20 17.20 def Tas 13.15 at Launceston. Sources: VAFA results book, Heidelberg News archives, IAFC 50-year record, For the Love of the Game by Joseph Johnson.

Ron Smith

Ron Smith

Ron Smith (1935)  Source: Heidelberg News archives. (Image from 1936 premiership team photo)

Dave Ren

Dave Renn

Dave Renn (1937) Played CHF against Canberra Football League in Canberra. VAFA 19.8 def Canb 11.15. Sources: Amateur Footballer, For the Love of the Game. (Image from 1935 premiership team photo)

Hec Rutherford

Hec Rutherford

Hec  Rutherford (1937) Played HFF against SA at St Kilda Cricket Ground. VAFA 14.10 def. by SA 17.14 Described as 5ft.8in,weighing 11.2 stone, a cool and clever utility with all-round ability. Source: Amateur Footballer.   (Image from 1936 premiership team  photo)

Ron Baker

Ron Baker

Ron Baker (1937)  Played full-back against SA at St Kilda.  VAFA 14.10 def. by SA 17.14.  Described as 6ft and weighing 12.8 stone, a safe mark, good kick, splendid judgment, the outstanding full-back of the season. Source: Amateur Footballer. (Image from 1936 premiership team photo)

Neville Aitken

Neville Aitken

Neville Aitken (1948) VAFA carnival team, Perth.  VAFA 10.14 def by SA 11.21. VAFA 24.24 def Tas 8.4. VAFA 11.14 def WA 11.12. Source: For The Love of the Game  by Joseph Johnson, John Miles

Jack Bennie

Jack Bennie

Jack Bennie  (1949) Vic 15.18 def. SA 3.8 at St Kilda CG. Sources: For The Love of the Game  by Joseph Johnson, VAFA photo,  IAFC 50-year record,  & John Miles

Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald (1950)  Played against SA at Norwood. VAFA 21.14 def SA 10.14.  Sources: VAFA photo, IAFC 50-year record & John Miles

Jim Hodgson

Jim Hodgson

Jim Hodgson (1950) Vic team to Canberra, Vic 16.21 d. Can  7.6. Sources: VAFA photo, IAFC 50-year record & John Miles

Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke (1951) All-Australian and member of 1951 carnival team at St Kilda CG in Melbourne. VAFA 39.18 def Tas 4.4. Vic 18.20 def Canb 2.5. Sources: VAFA photos, VAFA annual report, For The Love of the Game, John Miles

Frank Keneally

Frank Keneally

Frank Keneally (1953) Member of successful carnival team to Adelaide. VAFA 16.16 def SA 8.6, VAFA 22.11 def WA 8.12, VAFA 21.23 def Tas 3.3. Sources: For The Love Of The Game, John Miles, VAFA photo

John 'Jack' Neeson

John (Jack) Neeson

John (Jack) Neeson (1954) Vic 12.14 def. SA 10.15 at St Kilda CG. Sources: John Miles, VAFA photo.

Reg Miles

Reg Miles

Reg Miles (1955) Selected for SA trip but omitted for disciplinary reasons. Vic 12.10 def by SA 13.7.  Sources: IAFC 50-year record, VAFA photo,  & John Miles

Lloyd Williams

Lloyd Williams

Lloyd Williams (1956) VAFA Olympic team exhibition match against VFL/VFA amateur team on the MCG. VAFA 12.9 def VFL/VFA 8.7. Sources: VAFA photo, For the Love of the Game, IAFC 50-year record & John Miles

David Burt

David Burt

David Burt (1956) VAFA 22.25 def Tas 7.7 at TCA ground in Hobart. Sources: IAFC 50-year record, VAFA annual report, For The Love of the Game, VAFA photo, D.Blackwood  & John Miles

Brian Heather

Brian Heather

Brian Heather (1957) Vic 15.9 def SA 8.3 at Olympic Park. Sources: IAFC 50-year record & John Miles (No VAFA pic available. Image from 1956 premiership team)

Russell Burt

Russell Burt

Russell Burt (1958) AAFC centenary championship, Melbourne. All-Australian. Sources: VAFA photo, IAFC 50-year record, John Miles

Neil Lewthwaite

Neil Lewthwaite

Neil Lewthwaite (1959-60) 1959 AAFC carnival Perth, Vic 13.21 def SA 10.8, Vic 14.11 d Tas 12.14, Vic 16.13 d WA 8.12. In 1960 VAFA 19.19 def.  SA 6.5 at Olympic Park, 1960 All-Australian Amateurs in Canberra. Sources: VAFA photos, John Miles

Barry Sproule

Barry Sproule

Barry Sproule (1959, 1961) AAFC carnival in Perth 1959. 1961  Vic 10.11 def Tas 8.12. Vic 9.19 def by SA 12.12 at Adelaide Oval. Sources: VAFA photos, Russell Knight, Olivia Crowe VAFA,  and annual report, IAFC 50-year record & John Miles

Jim Fawcett

Jim Fawcett

Jim Fawcett (1961) VAFA Junior team (Under 19s) at MCG. Vic 8.12 def by VFL 10.14. Sources: VAFA photo,  Don Blackwood

John Ibrahim

John Ibrahim

John Ibrahim (1961) VAFA Junior team (Under 19s) at MCG. Vic 8.12 def by VFL 10.14. Sources: VAFA photo

John Newnham

John Newnham

John Newnham (1961-62)  1961 Junior team (Under 19s) at MCG. Vic 8.12 def by VFL 10.14. 1962 AAFC carnival in Melbourne, Vic 13.19 def SA 4.9, Vic 13.17 def Tas 8.7, Vic 12.18 def WA 6.12.  Sources:  IAFC 50-year record & John Miles, VAFA photos

Bruce Jeeves

Bruce Jeeves

Bruce Jeeves (1962) AAFC carnival Melbourne Vic 13.19 def SA 4.9, Vic 13.17 def Tas 8.7, Vic 12.18 def WA 6.12.  VAFA v Tas in Devonport, Vic 2.6 def by Tas 4.6. Sources: IAFC 50-year record, VAFA photos,  John Miles

Kevin McLean

Kevin McLean

Kevin McLean (1962) AAFC carnival in Melbourne. Vic 13.19 def SA 4.9, Vic 13.17 def Tas 8.7, Vic 12.18 def WA 6.12.  Sources: IAFC 50-year record, VAFA photo,  & John Miles

David Abell

David Abell

David Abell (1962) VAFA 2.6 def by Tas 4.6 in Devonport. Sources: VAFA photo,  Don Blackwood

Don Blackwood

Don Blackwood

Don Blackwood (1963) VAFA 12.16 def Tas 4.9 in Launceston. Sources: Don Blackwood, VAFA photo, Olivia Crowe VAFA

John Walker

John Walker

John Walker (1963)  VAFA 12.16 def Tas 4.9 in Launceston. Sources: Don Blackwood, VAFA photo, Olivia Crowe VAFA

Ron Le Gassick

Ron Le Gassick

Ron Le Gassick (1963) VAFA 12.16 def Tas 4.9 in Launceston. Sources: Don Blackwood, VAFA photo

Michael Gay

Michael Gay

Michael Gay (1963) VAFA 10.14 def SA 7.11 in Adelaide. Sources:  IAFC 50-year record, VAFA annual report, VAFA photo, Olivia Crowe VAFA, D.Blackwood & John Miles

Euan Logan

Euan Logan

Euan Logan (1964) Member of victorious VAFA carnival team at AAFC 9th carnival in Adelaide. VAFA 15.17 def Tas 2.9, VAFA 20.19 def WA 12.8, VAFA 11.16 def SA 5.10.  Sources: VAFA photo, For The Love of the Game, IAFC 50-year record, VAFA annual report, D.Blackwood  & J.Rojo

Geoffrey Carter

Geoffrey Carter

Geoffrey Carter (1967)  Member of victorious VAFA team at AAFC carnival Launceston. VAFA 17.19 def WA 4.10, VAFA 11.15 def Tas 8.12, VAFA 14.16 def SA 1.4. Sources: For the Love of the Game, VAFA photo, D.Blackwood & John Miles

Fred La Rose

Fred La Rose

Fred La Rose (1967) Member of victorious VAFA team at AAFC carnival Launceston. VAFA 17.19 def WA 4.10, VAFA 11.15 def Tas 8.12, VAFA 14.16 def SA 1.4. Sources: For the Love of the Game, VAFA photo, Russell Knight, & IAFC 50-year record

Robin Hick

Robin Hick

Robin Hick (1969-70)  1969 VAFA 15.10 def Tas 10.14 in Hobart, 1970 Perth carnival. Vic 11.12 d WA 5.10., Vic 21.13 d. Tas 8.3, Vic 12.15 def by SA 14.11. Sources: VAFA photos, Robin Hick, IAFC 50-year record & J.Rojo

David McMahon

David McMahon

David McMahon (1970-71) 1970 Perth carnival Vic 11.12 d WA 5.10., Vic 21.13 d. Tas 8.3, Vic 12.15 def by SA 14.11. 1971 VAFA 18.14 def SA 9.13 in Melbourne. Sources: VAFA photos,  IAFC 50-year record, R.Hick,  J.Rojo & John Miles

Billy McWhinnie

Billy McWhinnie

Billy McWhinnie (1970) Played in Perth carnival. Vic 11.12 d WA 5.10., Vic 21.13 d. Tas 8.3, Vic 12.15 def by SA 14.11.  Sources: VAFA photo, IAFC 50-year record, R.Hick, J.Rojo & John Miles

John Rojo

John Rojo

John Rojo (1972-73-74) 1972 VAFA v Tasmania at Launceston Vic 16.15 d. Tas 12.7.  1972 v SA in Adelaide Vic 13.5 def by SA 16.18.  1973 carnival at MCG Vic 22.20 def  Tas 11.6, Vic 17.21 def WA 11.12, All-Australian 1973. Sources: VAFA photos, John Rojo, Olivia Crowe VAFA, & IAFC 50-year record

Mick Callinan

Mick Callinan

Mick Callinan (1973) VAFA 12th AAFC carnival in Melbourne against Tas, MCG Vic 22.20 def  Tas 11.6, All-Australian. Sources: VAFA photo,  IAFC 50-year record & J.Rojo, Olivia Crowe VAFA

Andrew Ireland

Andrew Ireland

Andrew Ireland (1973, 1974) 1973 12th AAFC carnival against Tas, All-Australian, 1974 VAFA 18.14 def SA 17.9 in Adelaide, 1974 All-Australian team at AFC carnival in Sydney. Sources: VAFA photos, IAFC 50-year record & J.Rojo, Olivia Crowe VAFA

Haydn Hughes

Hadyn Hughes

Hadyn Hughes  (1975)  Vic def SA 13.24 to 13.12. Source VAFA photo, IAFC 50-year record & J.Miles

Peter Gittos

Peter Gittos

Peter Gittos  (1984-85)  1984 VAFA 15.10 def. Vic Country 11.15 in Bendigo, 1985 16th AAFC carnival in Melbourne, A-B side v VFA. Described in VFA Recorder  as Ivanhoe captain and centre half back who is renowned for his marking strength. Sources: VFA Recorder, VAFA photos, VAFA annual report, Garry Kennedy & John Miles

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald  (1984-85) 1984 VAFA 15.10 def. Vic Country 11.15 in Bendigo, 1985 16th AAFC carnival in Melbourne, A-B side v VFA, WA, Tas, VCFL. Described in footy record as strong left-footed centreman who could play on the wing or forward flank. Has been plagued with a virus (in 1985). Sources: VFA Recorder,  VAFA photos, VAFA annual report, Michael McDonald  & Garry Kennedy

Tony Balcombe

Tony Balcombe

Tony Balcombe (1984)  VAFA defeated VCFL at Bendigo 15.10 to 11.15. Sources: VAFA photo, VAFA annual report, John Miles

Greg Cameron

Greg Cameron

Greg Cameron (1985) VAFA 13.10 def by VFA 14.13 at Preston.  Described in footy record as full-back who is strong overhead but could play on back flank. Sources: VAFA photo, VFA Recorder,  Garry Kennedy

Garry Kennedy

Garry Kennedy

Garry Kennedy  (1985, 1987), 1985 VAFA under 18s 10.10 def by  VFA under 18s 15.9 (Kennedy best-on-ground award for VAFA), and 1987 A-B rep side 18.11 def by Vic Country7.13. Source: VAFA annual report, Garry Kennedy, Amateur Footballer

Mark Sedgwick

Mark Sedgwick

Mark Sedgwick (1985) VAFA v VFA. VAFA 13.10 def by VFA 14.13 at Preston Described in footy record as a small, nippy rover conspicuous with red hair.  Source: VFA Recorder, VAFA photo

Anthony Loton

Anthony Loton

Anthony Loton (1986) VAFA 10.8 def by  VFA 14.13 at Elsternwick. Source: Colin McDonald, Chris Taylor, Garry Kennedy

Peter Adams

Peter Adams

Peter Adams (1986) Adelaide carnival champions, VAFA 28.13 def WA 7.19, VAFA 17.10 def SA 11.8, VAFA 17.13 def. Tas 4.9,  All-Australian amateur. VAFA 10.8 def by  VFA 14.13 at Elsternwick. Sources: VAFA photos, Colin McDonald, Chris Taylor,  Tim Robinson

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor (1986) VAFA 10.8  def by  VFA 14.13 at Elsternwick. Sources: Colin McDonald, Chris Taylor

David Witchell

David Witchell

David Witchell (1990) VAFA C-F team 15.11 def by SAAFL 24.11, Adelaide Oval. Sources: VAFA photo, David Witchell

Peter Flynn

Peter Flynn

Peter Flynn (1992-95-98)  1992 Under 19 Carnival, beat VFA , Vic Country and Vic Metro, 1995  C-E  team 13.14 def  SA 4.3 at Elsternwick, 1998  VAFA A-B team 11.12 def SA 11.9 at Woodville, Adelaide. Described in the footy record as “a forward who is all class and loves kicking goals. Usually manages to kick impossible goals in most games. It will take a top player to stop him.” He kicked 4.5 in the C-E game. Sources: VAFA photos, Peter Flynn and VAFA annual report

Brendan Kendall

Brendan Kendall

Brendan Kendall (1994) VAFA Under 19s 3.6 def by v VFA under 19s 12.16, VicHealth Challenge Cup, Western Oval. Sources: VAFA photo,  Colin McDonald

Rohan Armstrong

Rohan Armstrong

Rohan Armstrong (1995) VAFA C-E team 13.14 def SA 4.3 at Elsternwick. Described in the footy record as a “tall key position backline player. Enjoys having a run in the ruck, usually with positive results. His clearing dashes will be a highlight.” Sources: VAFA photo, VAFA annual report

Lachlan Hull-Brown

Lachlan Hull-Brown

Lachlan Hull-Brown (1998-99) VAFA Under 19s 15.19 def NSW-ACT U18 12.5 at Lavington, Albury. VAFA U19s 16.15 def NTFDF U18s 5.5. (Dep V-C) Sources: VAFA photos, Michael Sloan

Michael Sloan

Michael Sloan

Michael Sloan (1998), under 19s v NSW-ACT U18 we won 15.19.109 to 12.5.77. The game was played at Lavington. Source: Michael Sloan, VAFA annual report

Jack Healy

Jack Healy

Jack Healy (2001) Represented Ivanhoe-Fitzroy under 19s, VAFA U-19s 14.16 def. VMFL U/18s and 19s 13.6 at Elsternwick. Sources: VAFA photo,  VAFA annual  report, Olivia Crowe VAFA

Ash Close

Ash Close

Ash Close (2013) Ireland tour with VAFA team in October.

Tom O'Donnell

Tom O’Donnell

Tom O’Donnell (2015) VAFA B-D4 7.5-47 def by Vic Country No.2 10.16-76 at Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo. Ireland tour with VAFA in October. Source: Photo courtesy Phil Skeggs.

IVANHOE’S BIG V OFFICIALS

John Miles

John Miles

John Miles, 1981 to 1985 VAFA chairman of selectors

Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas, assistant team manager 1984 to 1986

Rob Pearce

Rob Pearce

Rob Pearce, VAFA selector 1994

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