Albert Chadwick

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Albert Chadwick
Albert Chadwick (before 1928).jpg
Personal information
Full name Sir Albert Edward Chadwick
Date of birth (1897-11-15)15 November 1897
Date of death 27 October 1983(1983-10-27) (aged 85)
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Centre half-back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1920–1928 Melbourne 141 (45)
1929 Hawthorn 17 (8)
Total 158 (53)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
Victoria 18 (7)
Coaching career3
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1925–1927 Melbourne 58 (42–15–1)
1929 Hawthorn 18 (4–14–0)
Total 76 (46–29–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1929.
3 Coaching statistics correct as of 1929.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Sir Albert Edward "Bert" Chadwick, CMG, MSM (15 November 1897 – 27 October 1983) was an Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League (VFL). He was born in Beechworth and educated at Tungamah High School.

During World War II, Chadwick served in the Royal Australian Air Force and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1919.[1] He was discharged on 6 July 1945 in the rank of wing commander,[2] having held the acting rank of group captain while serving as the RAAF's Director of Recruiting, a position which he held from 1942.[3]

A tough centre half-back who ran hard and straight, he played the majority of his career with Melbourne Football Club and one season for Hawthorn Football Club. He was runner-up to Edward "Carji" Greeves in the inaugural Brownlow Medal in 1924.

In 1995, Chadwick was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Chadwick was Chairman of the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria, the Melbourne Cricket Club president from 1965–1979, and the Melbourne Football Club president from 1950–1962. Highly successful in business, he was appointed a Companion in the Order of St Michael and St George in 1967,[4] and knighted in 1974.[5]

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Despite coaching Melbourne's second premiership back in 1926, he was their last surviving premiership coach.

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