Alf Dummett

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Alf Dummett
Dummett during his career with Collingwood
Personal information
Full name Alfred Edwin Gay Dummett
Date of birth 8 December 1880
Place of birth Fitzroy, Victoria
Date of death 1 May 1955(1955-05-01) (aged 74)
Place of death Parkville, Victoria
Original team(s) Collingwood Juniors
Debut Round 1, 1901, Collingwood vs. Essendon, at East Melbourne
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1901–1910 Collingwood 118 (10)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1910.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Alfred Edwin Gay "Rosie" Dummett (8 December 1880 – 1 May 1955) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club in the VFL during the early 1900s.


The son of Henry Peter James Dummett (1857-1921),[1] and Jessie Adeline Dummett (1856-1928), née Rouse,[2] and known as "Rosie" due to his rosy red cheeks,[3] Alf Dummett was born in Fitzroy on 8 December 1880.

He was the brother of Collingwood footballer Charlie Dummett (1891-1976), the brother of Victorian cricketer Arthur Dummett (1900-1968),[4] and the uncle of Richmond footballer Bob Dummett.[5]


Dummett, a defender, was recruited locally to Collingwood.

He was a member of Collingwood's 1902 and 1903 premiership teams and captained the club for part of the 1906 season.

After football[edit]

After his playing career ended he served as the Vice President of the Collingwood Football Club.

He also served as Collingwood's delegate to the Victorian Football League for 30 years;[6] and, in addition, served as the Victorian chairman of selectors from 1936 to 1952.[7]


He died in Parkville, Victoria on 1 May 1955.[8]


  1. ^ Deaths: Dummett, The Argus, (Wednesday, 23 February 1921), p.1.
  2. ^ Deaths: Dummett, The Age, (Tuesday, 3 January 1928), p.1.
  3. ^ Buggy, Hugh, "He Knows All The Tricks", The Argus, (Tuesday, 31 July 1951), p.10.
  4. ^ Cricket: Geelong v. V.C.A., The Geelong Advertiser, (Tuesday, 6 April 1920), p.5.
  5. ^ Form in Football Tests: Richmond, The Sporting Globe, (Saturday, 20 March 1954), p.9.
  6. ^ Veteran of V.F.L. Will Retire Soon, The Age, (Thursday, 4 March 1954), p.9.
  7. ^ Buggy, Hugh, "Surprise V.F.L. Election", The Argus, (Saturday, 14 March 1953), p.13.
  8. ^ Deaths: Dummett, The Argus, (Tuesday, 3 May 1955), p.17; "VFL tribute to Alf Dummett". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 3 May 1955. p. 22. Retrieved 14 November 2012.


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