Ted Alley

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Ted Alley
Personal information
Full name Edwin John Alley[1]
Date of birth 30 July 1881
Place of birth St Arnaud, Victoria
Date of death 18 July 1949(1949-07-18) (aged 67)
Place of death Canterbury, Victoria[2]
Original team(s) Footscray Juniors
Height / weight 173 cm / 71 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1902–1903 South Melbourne 16 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Edwin John Alley (30 July 1881 – 18 July 1949) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL). Some AFL sources list his name as Ned Alley.[3]

Alley appeared in 15 of South Melbourne 17 games in the 1902 VFL season.[4] He played just once the following year.[4]

In 1907, with regular captain Paddy Noonan unavailable, Alley captained Williamstown to an 18-point grand final victory over West Melbourne, in the Victorian Football Association. This gave him the distinction of being Williamstown's first ever premiership captain.[5]

Alley, who made his living as an engineer, served overseas with the 3rd Pioneer Battalion during World War I. He took part in London's "Pioneer Exhibition Game", which was played in 1916.

In 1920 he was appointed Captain-coach of Hawthorn when the club was in the Victorian Football Association. He stood down as captain midway through his only season at the club.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "First World War Embarkation Roll". Australian War Memorial. 
  2. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 19 July 1949. p. 14. 
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  4. ^ a b AFL Tables: Ned Alley
  5. ^ "Ned Alley - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Gordon, Harry. The Hard Way – Story of the Hawthorn Football Club. ISBN 0-949853-42-9.