Dick Wearmouth

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Dick Wearmouth
Personal information
Full name Richard Wearmouth
Date of birth 12 May 1926
Place of birth Rupanyup, Victoria
Date of death 5 April 2012(2012-04-05) (aged 85)
Place of death Terang, Victoria[1]
Original team Rupanyup
Height/Weight 173 cm / 75 kg
Position(s) Wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1944–1952 Footscray 100 (27)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1952 season.

Richard "Dick" Wearmouth (12 May 1926 – 5 April 2012)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

The start of Wearmouth's career coincided with World War II and the Rupanyup recruit didn't play senior football in 1945 because of his commitments with the Royal Australian Air Force. He had been the Gardiner Medal winner in the 1944 VFL seconds season.

From 1946 to 1952, he was a regular fixture in the Footscray side, usually on a wing.[3] He polled well in the 1951 Brownlow Medal count, finishing second to Charlie Sutton out of the Footscray players and equal 12th overall.[4]

He became captain-coach of Terang, after leaving Footscray.[5]

His son, Ronnie Wearmouth, played for Collingwood.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard (Dick) Wearmouth". Herald Sun. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tweet". Official Western Bulldogs Twitter account. 7 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Richard Wearmouth (Footscray)". Full Points Footy. 
  4. ^ AFL Tables: Dick Wearmouth
  5. ^ The Age, "Teams Face Acid Tests in Hampden League", 24 July 1954, p. 7
  6. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.