Jim Miller (Australian footballer)

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For the prolific goal kicker for Dandenong and Carlton, see Jim 'Frosty' Miller.
Jim Miller
Personal information
Full name James Henry Miller
Date of birth (1919-05-30) 30 May 1919 (age 97)
Place of birth Footscray, Victoria
Height / weight 169 cm / 67 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1938–1948 Footscray 131 (27)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1948.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

James Henry "Jim" Miller (born 30 May 1919) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Recruited from the Footscray District Football League,[1] Miller made his debut for Footscray in 1938 and played 131 games for them in the next 11 years. During World War II he served in both the army and air force.[2][3]

He left the VFL in 1948 to join Yarraville Football Club in the Victorian Football Association, where he both played and coached.[4][5]

He was the president of Footscray Football Club between 1963[6] and 1966, when he did not stand for re-election,[7] after previously serving as vice-president under Henry Dolphin.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Footscray Still Awaits "The Day".". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 30 July 1949. p. 2 Supplement: The Argus Week-End Magazine. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Red, White, and Blues Strive for VFL Honours". The Australasian. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 17 June 1944. p. 20. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "World War Two Nominal Roll". Government of Australia. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tonkes Cleared To VFA". The Argus). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 19 May 1948. p. 16. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Yarraville Team will be Big.". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 1 April 1949. p. 15. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Hobbs, Greg (6 February 1963). "Mr J. Miller New Footscray Chief". The Age. p. 20. 
  7. ^ Carter, Ron (19 January 1967). "Whitten biding his time on move". The Age. p. 24. 
  8. ^ "Bulldogs Selectors Face a Pleasing Problem". The Age. 10 May 1961. p. 18. 

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