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Ken Rollason

Image DOB: 12 July 1928
Died: 27 July 2017

Debut: Round 2, 1949 against Collingwood at MCG
Last Game: Round 9, 1950 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval

From: Melbourne Grammar/Old Melburnians

Number: 27 1949-1950

Games: 11
Goals: 13
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
60554.54

Recruited to play in the seconds after being one of the best amateur players in the 1948 national carnival, Rollason was also sought by St Kilda and South Melbourne. Originally from Saints territory, he was finally able to join Melbourne for the 1949 season after residing in their area for three seasons.

He immediately impressed as a defender when he broke into the senior squad but soon found himself at the other end of the ground.

With the side struggling to find a full-forward during 1950 pre-season training, Rollason requested a trial in the position and booted ten and eleven goals over two practice matches. The following week he was opposed by gun full back Shane McGrath and still managed four. Selected to play as the spearhead in the Round 1 match against Carlton he kicked six in his sixth game and it appeared that the search for a spearhead had come to an end.

The next week he booted another five, but was held goalless in the third game of the year and kicked just one in the fourth before being dropped. He returned for one more game, but late in the year went to England for a business trip and didn't play VFL football again.

In 1954 Rollason made the St. Kilda final list but failed to play a game. In 1956 he was back at Old Melburnians.

His father Neville played five games for Geelong in 1921 and 1922.

Also wore Number 26 in 1948 Reserves games.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1949 600
1950 5130

Lists
Family at other clubs

Media
Football Record R1 1949
Argus - 09/03/1949
Argus - 27/05/1950
Argus - 11/08/1950
Age - 12/04/1954
Argus - 05/05/1956

Links
Australian Football profile
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 13 October 2018 19:41:36 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 21)

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