DOB: 16 July 1895
Died: 15 January 1973
Number: 27 1924
The first indigenous player to appear with the club "Nugget" Simmonds was tried as answer to Melbourne's problem with finding a reliable goalkicker.
Some sources spell his surname as Simmons and list him as from Terang.
There are suggestions that Simmons may not have been an indigenous player, and may have been from the West Indies or similar. He may have also played for Richmond Seconds and Northcote. Though there is some suggestion that there might have been two players of the same name. It is also possible that his official birthdate is incorrect
The Argus - 21/07/1924