Jim Sandral

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Jim Sandral
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-02-19) 19 February 1933 (age 81)
Original team Corowa
Height/Weight 179 cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1956-1957 Melbourne 22 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1957 season.
Career highlights

Jim Sandral (born 19 February 1933) is a former Australian rules football player who played for Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Sandral, who didn't start playing football until the age of 16, was a member of Melbourne's 1956 premiership team.[1][2] Only a reserve in Melbourne's semi-final win, Sandral was given a starting spot for the 1956 VFL Grand Final, on a half forward flank, due to an injury suffered by Geoff McGivern in the semi final.[3] He played a total of 22 league games with Melbourne.[4]

After leaving Melbourne, Sandral returned to Corowa, as a playing coach.[5] He won the Ovens & Murray Football League's best and fairest award, the Morris Medal, three times.[5] His first win was in 1959, the second of his two years as coach, then had further wins in 1962 and 1964.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABC News, "Sandral elevated as fourth Ovens and Murray legend", 19 June 2013, Nick Fogarty
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  3. ^ "They didn't take long to decide.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.). 14 September 1956. p. 22. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jim Sandral". AFL Tables. 
  5. ^ a b c "Jim Sandral - Corowa". Fox Sports Pulse.