Bert Allen (Australian footballer)

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Bert Allen
Personal information
Full name Albert Victor Edward Allen
Date of birth (1887-05-07)7 May 1887
Place of birth Fitzroy
Date of death 4 June 1975(1975-06-04) (aged 88)
Place of death Bentleigh
Original team Preston
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1912 Richmond 2 (3)
Umpiring career
Years League Role Games
1915 VFL Boundary umpire 2
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1912 season.

Albert Victor Edward 'Bert' Allen (7 May 1887–4 June 1975) was an Australian rules football player and umpire. He played for Richmond in the Victorian Football League (VFL). For a short period he was appointed to the VFL list of umpires.

Football career[edit]

Allen was recruited to Richmond from Preston[1] and made his debut in round 3 versus University. Named at full-forward he snapped the match's first goal and scored another later but the Tigers were defeated by 15 points.[2][3] The following week Allen played in his second and final VFL match. He kicked one goal and Richmond lost again this time by 26 points.

Richmond made four changes the following week including Allen who did not play for Richmond again.[4]

Umpiring career[edit]

In 1915 Allen was briefly appointed to the VFL list of boundary umpires. He made his VFL debut in round 7 earning Heritage Number 100 when he officiated in the South Melbourne versus Melbourne match. He umpired his last VFL match, Carlton versus Richmond the following week.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The league clubs". The Argus. 15 April 1912. p. 7. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Richmond beaten". The Argus. 13 May 1912. p. 7. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Football". Richmond Australian. 18 May 1912. p. 3. 
  4. ^ "Collingwood's superiority". The Argus. 27 May 1912. p. 4. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Flegg, David. Records. Accessed 30 November 2013. Microsoft Access database.


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