George Moysey

Image DOB: 14 May 1874
Died: 18 May 1932

Debut: Round 1, 1897 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval
Last Game: Round 7, 1899 against Carlton at Melbourne

From: Wesley College

Victorian state player - 1894, 1899

Games: 35
Goals: 25
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Born in Tasmania, Moysey debuted for Melbourne as a 19-year-old in 1893. He was originally scheduled to return to his school team midway through the season but his schoolmates convinced him to stay with the senior side. The next year he was selected to play for Victoria against South Australia.

An early exponent of handball, Moysey was often criticised in the press for overusing the technique.

In 1896 he was moved to Western Australia with David Christy, but returned in July and played three seasons of VFL football for the club. Moysey missed three weeks in the middle of 1899 after cutting his leg with an axe at work.

He eventually did go to Western Australia in 1900 after being employed at a gold mine. He stayed there until 1906 when he moved to the city and joined Perth as captain. He later joined Subiaco.

In the 1907/1908 cricket season he played for Western Australia against the English MCC when they toured Australia. In 1910 he was lucky not to drown on Rottnest Island. The man who saved him received an award from the Humane Society.

Moysey represented the VFL against a Ballarat League side in 1897.

1897 1712
1898 85
1899 108

Pre-VFL Players

Missed several weeks in 1899 due to an off-field accident. May have played for Malcolm in 1900.

Argus - 17/07/1893
Argus - 07/08/1893
Argus - 14/07/1894
Argus - 18/05/1896
Argus - 12/06/1897
Herald - 09/06/1899
Kalgoorie Miner - 26/09/1900
Evening Mail - 27/04/1906

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