DOB: 28 March 1901
Died: 23 May 1969
Debut: Round 4, 1927 against Essendon at Windy Hill
Last Game: Round 17, 1929 against St. Kilda at Junction Oval
Number: 5 (1927-1929)
Esmond "Tommy" McConville was recommended to Melbourne by Percy Wilson but due to his job as a teacher it took two seasons to convince him to travel to the city. The closest they got until 1927 was a quarter of a 1926 practice match. When they did lure him to the MCG, Melbourne got a solid goalkicking rover/forward, who provided good service over three seasons.
He played for a VFL representative side against the Wimmera League in 1927.
His grandson Peter McConville went on to play 194 games for Carlton and St Kilda.
|Round 8, 1927||Throwing ball at player||4 matches|
Family at other clubs
Often listed as Esmond in contemporary reports, but also shown as W. McConville in some sources. His four game ban likely came from a number of incidents including throwing a ball at a player.
Herald - 25/03/1927
Table Talk - 12/05/1927
Football Record R15 1927
Sporting Globe - 14/04/1928
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