Fred Fairweather

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Fred Fairweather
Personal information
Full name Frederick Victor Fairweather
Date of birth 3 June 1913
Place of birth London, England
Date of death 20 February 1983(1983-02-20) (aged 69)
Original team(s) Port Melbourne
Height / weight 185 cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1944–1946 North Melbourne 54 (14)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Frederick Victor "Fred" Fairweather (3 June 1913 – 20 February 1983)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Fairweather, who played in the ruck, was a later comer to VFL football, just two weeks shy of his 31st birthday when he started playing for North Melbourne.[2][3] Born in London, he played his initial football for South Melbourne City, before joining Port Melbourne in 1937.[4] He was a member of Port's 1940 and 1941 premiership teams. After having served with the AIF, Fairweather played 15 games for North Melbourne in 1944 and appeared in all 21 games that they played the following year, including a semi final.[3][5] He was club captain for the 1946 VFL season, then retired at the end of the year, to take up a position as captain-coach of Carnegie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fred Fairweather - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ The Argus,"First Year In Job", 18 April 1946, p. 11
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Fred Fairweather
  4. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  5. ^ "WW2 Nominal Roll". Government of Australia.