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Bill Flintoft

Image DOB: 20 March 1889
Died: 3 May 1951

Debut: Round 3, 1909 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval
Last MFC Game: Round 16, 1912 against Essendon at East Melbourne

From: Prahran College/South Yarra

Number: 16 1912

Honours:
Life Member - 1945

Games: 42 (43 total)
Goals: 18
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
1822242.85

Described as "dapper on and off the field", Flintoft joined the Reds after winning a metropolitan junior championship with South Yarra.

He spent four years at the club before being cleared to St Kilda in early 1913 where he played one game.

Flintoft enlisted in the army's 57th Battalion in August 1915 and travelled to Europe in December of the next year. He was involved in combat in Egypt, France and Belgium. He returned to Australia in March 1919.When he returned to Australia he served on both the MCC and MFC committees, was awarded life membership and served as club president from 1947 to 1949. He also played for South Yarra amateurs on return from the war.

In 1934 and 1935 he was Mayor of Prahran, and served as President of Melbourne from 1947 to 1949. He was chairman of the MCC's football club committee from 1938 to 1949 and was Melbourne's VFL delegate from 1947 to 1950.

He was also an accomplished cricketer, playing for the MCC from 1909 to 1927 apart from the time he was at war.

YearGamesGoals
1909 166
1910 138
1911 92
1912 42

Notes
Some sources say he was in the 58th Battalion.

Lists
Administrators
Life Members
Players who served during war
St Kilda

Media
The Advertiser - 30/07/1909
The Age - 03/04/1947
The Argus - 04/05/1951

Links
War record
Wikipedia profile

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