Wally Naismith

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Wally Naismith
Personal information
Date of birth 31 May 1881
Date of death 9 January 1954(1954-01-09) (aged 72)
Original team Clifton Hill
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1902–1910
1911–1912
Total
Fitzroy
Melbourne
143 (20)
036 0(0)
179 (20)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1912 season.

Wally Naismith (31 May 1881 - 9 January 1954)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Playing mostly as a defender, Naismith was part of the strong Fitzroy side that won back to back premierships in 1904 and 1905. He left Fitzroy after the 1910 season and joined Melbourne, appearing 36 times for his new club over two seasons to bring his final VFL tally to 179 games. After retiring, Naismith was the field umpire for 11 VFL matches, from 1915 to 1919, but had more success as a boundary umpire, umpiring 207 matches from the boundary, from 1913 to 1927, including the 1919, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926 and 1927 Grand Finals.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Argus,"Former league player dies", 11 January 1954, p. 17
  2. ^ "Player/Umpires". Australian Football League Umpires Association. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 

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