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Jim Conquest

Image DOB: 30 May 1880
Died: 25 April 1960

Debut: Round 1, 1904 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
Last Game: Round 17, 1908 against Collingwood at MCG

From: Prahran

Games: 54
Goals: 22
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1703731.48

Conquest started his career with VFA side Prahran before fighting in the Boer War. Upon his return he played another season before joining Melbourne, where he waited for a year before making his league debut as a rover/half-forward.

After playing 17 games in his first season, he had to wait until Round 5 to start his 1905 campaign after suffering an ankle injury in the last training session before Round 1.

In 1909 he returned to Prahran for a third time, and worked as a groundsman for the MCC. That year, while working at the Warehouseman's Ground (today's Albert Ground), he was attacked, knocked unconscious and robbed of seven pounds.

He joined South Australian side Sturt in 1911, but wasn't cleared and could only play in practice games. He finally won his freedom in 1912 and playing three games for them.

YearGamesGoals
1904 178
1905 137
1906 70
1907 73
1908 104

Notes
May have joined Prahran from Malvern

Lists
Players who served during war
SANFL
VFA

Media
Herald - 05/05/1905
Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle - 20/04/1909

Links
VFA Project profile
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Sunday 18 March 2018 19:23:21 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 16)

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