John Beckwith (footballer)

John Beckwith (footballer)

Infobox afl player


firstname = John
lastname = Beckwith


birthdate = 16th September 1932
birthplace =
heightweight = 180 cm, 76 kg
originalteam =
dead = alive
deathdate =
deathplace =
debutdate = Round 1, 1951
debutteam = Melbourne
debutopponent = Essendon
debutstadium = Windy Hill
playingteams = Melbourne (1951-1960)

176 games, 19 goals
coach =
coachingteams = Melbourne 1968-70
statsend = 2007
careerhighlights =
*Melbourne captain 1957-59
*Melbourne Best and Fairest 1957
*Melbourne premiership player 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960

John Beckwith (Born 16th September 1934) is a former Australian rules football player and coach.

Before he first played against Essendon at Windy Hill. Essendon had been premiers the previous year and it was the unfurling of the 1950 premiership flag. The players had to line up, and General Sir Dallas Brooks, the Governor of Victoria, came past. Beckwith was 19 years of age, and meeting the governor as well as trying to play a game of football was really terrifying. During his first game, he could remember he kicked a goal.

Beckwith was a member of Melbourne Demons premiership sides in 1955-57 and 1959-60. He won a club best and fairest award in 1957, and captained the Demons in 1957-59.

ee also

* 1954 VFL season
* 1955 VFL season
* 1956 VFL season
* 1957 VFL season
* 1958 VFL season
* 1959 VFL season
* 1960 VFL season

External links

* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/stats/players/J/John_Beckwith.html John Beckwith career stats]

References

* [http://www.fullpointsfooty.net/b.htm#John%20Beckwith%20(Melbourne) Profile on fullpointsfooty.net]
* [http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/15/1047583738809.html Melbourne "The Age"]


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