Page never played senior football, appearing for a Canterbury junior side and for the Post Office team before World War I intervened and he served until 1918 - only playing in service games in France.
He gained a reputation as a good player in these games, and was recruited by Richmond after the war. His form didn't warrant a game in the senior side but became a regular with the Seconds and was persuaded to become secretary of the lower grade in 1922.
He was already a life member of the VFL, and after a year out of the game he was lured to Melbourne. He joined on the promise that he would be able to handpick his own successor to the recently retired Ivor Warne-Smith, and this allowed him to lure his fellow Tiger Checker Hughes to Melbourne as coach.
The recruitment of Hughes would usher in a glory era the likes of which few clubs have ever enjoyed and despite working long hours in his own printing business, Page and Hughes joined together to mastermind the premiership hat-trick.
Page resigned after the club won their third straight premiership in 1941, ironically at the same time as Checker Hughes, to take up a position with the Australian National Football Council but also to serve as a member of the RAAF.
He joined the RAAF in 1942 and served the air force in an administrative capacity.
Some sources suggested he was only at Richmond for five years, leaving at the end of 1931