This post is all about my dad. I never really knew my dad all that well as he died when I was 12, but every now and then I find some info about him and it's a very very cool feeling. This morning I scored big time, I found a copy of his team photo from when he represented Western Australia in the 1951 Australian State Schools National Football Carnival or State Schoolboys as it's called now. I'm feeling pretty awesome at the mo as I've been searching for this for ages. I also found a bunch of other stuff to go with the pic....
The next 4 pics I've had for sometime....
Dad age 15 in his backyard wearing his state jumper etc
my nan and pop looking suitably proud
dad in his state blazer flanked by his 3 sisters
heading out on tour to Melbourne in August 1951
what follows is the cool stuff I found this morning
The team photo I had been trying to find for some years now, dad is far right 2nd row
"up, up and away with TAA the friendly friendly way"
dad is 5th from right 2nd row
dad wore the number 9 jumper
The below form isn't my dads but for another player, dad's parents would have received one though. As you read down note....(5) suitable laxatives...??? the what now
side notes: Western Australia finished runners up this year after having won it in 1950: My dad went on to play for Claremont for a number of seasons in the WAFL