1947 - JUNIOR SECTION (U-18) PREMIERS
BACK (L to R) : D. Grant, A. Mether, J. Neate, R. Stokes, R. Lee, L. Thorneycroft.
SECOND ROW : G. Jacobs (vice President), T. Payne (Secretary), B. Norris, B. Corfe, E. Corringe, R. Baker,
W. Davies, L. Bishop, F. Underwood, A. Hewitt, H. Matthews.
FRONT ROW : A. Grayland, D. Gilmartin, R. Simpson, D. Finn (V.C.), K. Phillips (Captain), W. Campbell,
R. Colville, G. McCormack.
MASCOTS : K. Gaskin, P. Caddy. ABSENT : L. Sturdee, F. Pittard, E. Walkem. COACH : N. Harris
Team W L P %
Camden 16 0 64 278
Chelsea 13 3 52 229
Mentone 13 3 52 205
Black Rock 12 4 48 132
Mordialloc 11 5 44 161
Highett 11 5 44 117
Cheltenham 6 10 24 83
Edi/Asp 4 12 16 57
Glen Orme 4 12 16 42
Heatherton 1 15 4
Chelsea 11.13—79 def Camden 6.10—46
K. Phillips 4, R. Finn 3, R. Colville 2, W. Davies, R. Stokes.
K. Phillips, W. Mather, J. Neate, R. Stokes, R. Finn.
YEH—FAIR ENOUGH, THERE WAS A BREEZE AT HIS TAIL WHEN RON JACOBS BROKE LOOSE ON THE BACK FLANK AND SUNK HIS BOOT INTO IT. SUDDENLY, THE BALL SEEMED TO ENTER ANOTHER ZONE, SETTING SAIL ON THE WIND AND CLEARING THE WAITING PACK, IT STARTED BOUNCING AND ROLLING GOAL-WARDS, A BUNCH OF PLAYERS IN HOT PURSUIT. BUT IT WAS ALL TO NO AVAIL AS THE BALL CONTINUED ON THROUGH THE GOALS WITH ITS JOURNEY ONLY BEING HALTED BY THE FENCE.
THE LADS WERE OUT WITH THEIR TAPE MEASURE AFTER THE GAME AND RECORDED THE DISTANCE TRAVELLED AT 105 YARDS (97 METRES)! A PRETTY GOOD KICK, EVEN BY RON’S LOFTY STANDARDS.
RON’S COMMENT: “SOMETIMES IF THE FORWARDS AREN’T PERFORMING YOU’VE JUST GOT TO DO THE JOB YOURSELF.
CHELSEA v CAMDEN
A large crowd witnessed this thrilling match last Saturday. To my mind Chelsea had no outrstanding players: every player pulled his weight and the teamwork of this young side was thoroughly enjoyed by the large crowd present. Camden looked dangerous in the third quarter, but the powerful Chelsea backline did a marvellous job. Credit must be given to Kevin Phillips for the capable manner in which he handled his side, and also to the Coach (Mr Norm Harris), for the way he has brought the side on. He cannot train his side during the week and he has had to rely on Sunday mornings and blackboard lectures on Thursday evenings.
After the match, the Chelsea room was a scene of great jubilation. Congratulations were extended to the team from the President, Coach and Captain of Camden side, Mr Falkingham of Black Rock, the President of Mentone, Mr Jack Furmedge (Secretary of Federal League) and Chelsea’s President Mr Frank Pearson.
A special trophy was won by K. Phillips. Owing to all players playing and combining well, all other trophies were distributed among the whole team.
Messrs Finn, J. O’Brien, Falkingham (Black Rock), W. Davies, Eady, Mrs Baker and Mrs H. Spence.
The Juniors thanked Mr and Mrs Campbell for such a wonderful night given them last Saturday: also the ladies of the Football Club and the parents and members for their co-operation towards the player’s trip fund and other functions.
The attendance of the Mayor and Mayoress and also the Mayor elect and Mayoress elect on Saturday night was a very welcome and appreciated gesture.
Now that the season 1947 has ended for Chelsea might I give a short history of a most successful season :
1. Both teams were successful in making the final four. No other club in the Federal League obtained that objective.
2. The Under 18 side won the 1947 pennant, defeating Camden on two occasions. Until the first defeat, Camden had not been beaten for two seasons.
3. Alf Evans (vice-captain) tied with Mudge of Mordialloc for best and fairest in Senior grade.
4. Kevin Phillips (Captain) ran second in the best and fairest vote in the Junior grade.
5. The senior side finished third on the list, nine other teams being under them.
Both teams will have a weekend trip, the seniors to Healesville and the juniors to Daylesford.
Now that one of our teams has won a premiership, the Cup Eve Ball will take the place of a Premiership Ball. It is expected that the crowd will be a record and tickets will be available shortly. This Ball is in the capable hands of the Ladies’ Committee and the date is Monday, 3rd November.
Ref: “The Chelsea Post” - August, 1947.