Newton Chandler

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Newton Chandler
Personal information
Date of birth 19 September 1893
Place of birth Euroa, Victoria, Australia
Date of death 24 March 1997(1997-03-24) (aged 103)
Place of death Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Original team Brunswick Football Club
Height/Weight 175 cm / 73 kg
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1919-1924 Carlton 69 (11)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1924 season.

Newton Chandler (19 September 1893 – 24 March 1997) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL) from 1919 through 1924.[1] He was a member of the Brunswick Football Club prior to being recruited to Carlton at the age of 19, but his debut for the team was delayed by the onset of World War I. He played a total of 69 games, including the 1921 VFL Grand Final, where his team lost to Richmond. After retiring from active competition in 1924, he served as the club's Secretary (1934–1939, 1956), Vice-President (1940–1943), and Treasurer (1944–1958). His long life — he lived to the age of 103 — and dedication to the club earned him the nickname "The Grand Old Man of Carlton".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newton Chandler". AFL Tables. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Newton Chandler". Blueseum. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2011-12-03.