Charlie Gill

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Charlie Gill
Charlie Gill 1952.jpg
Gill in 1952
Personal information
Born 1923
Died 1986
Playing information
Position Forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–?? North Newcastle
1954 Parramatta 18 3 1 0 11
1955–56 Wests (Newcastle)
Total 18 3 1 0 11
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–53 Country NSW 4 0 0 0 0
1951–53 New South Wales 7 0 0 0 0
1951 Newcastle 1 0 0 0 0
1952–53 Australia 7 0 0 0 0

Charlie Gill (1923–1986) was an Australian rugby league footballer of the 1950s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative forward, he played club football in the Newcastle Rugby League for Norths and Wests and also spent a season in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership with Parramatta.

While playing for North Newcastle, Gill was selected to represent Newcastle when they hosted the 1951 French touring side and lost. He also played for Country NSW and then New South Wales. While at Norths,[1] he was then selected to make his international début for Australia against the visiting New Zealand team in 1952, becoming Kangaroo No. 291.[2] At the end of that season Gill went on the 1952-53 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France. In 1953 he played in the match against the American 'All-Stars'.[3]

Sydney club Parramatta paid a fee of £500[4] to sign Gill as their captain-coach for the 1954 NSWRFL season.[5][6] After that Gill returned to the Newcastle Rugby League as captain-coach of the Western Suburbs club, spending two seasons with them in 1955 and 1956.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newcastle Rugby League - Team Of The Century". The Newcastle Herald. newcastle.com.au. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Player Register". Kangaroos. Australian Rugby League. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Whiticker, Alan. "Charlie Gill". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Goodman, Tom (21 March 1954). "Players make big demands". The Sun-Herald. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Coach Profile - Charlie Gill". nrlstats.com. Sports Data. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Player Profile - Charlie Gill". yesterdayshero.com.au. Smartpack International. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Seasons 1955 to 1959". westrosellas.com.au. Western Suburbs Rosellas. Retrieved 4 January 2012.