Percy Rowe

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Percy Rowe
Personal information
Full name Percival Henry Rowe
Date of birth (1896-01-04)4 January 1896
Date of death 30 August 1976(1976-08-30) (aged 80)[1]
Original team(s) Rutherglen
Height / weight 183 cm / 87 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1920–1928 Collingwood 96 (37)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1929–1934
1935
1937
1945–1946
Northcote
Fitzroy
Carlton
Coburg

18 0(8–9–1)
18 (11–7–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1946.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Percy Rowe is a former player and coach in the Victorian Football League and Victorian Football Association.

Rowe is most notable for his time as captain-coach of the Northcote Football Club, where he oversaw the most successful period in the club's history. Rowe played and coached at Northcote from 1929 until 1934, winning four premierships (1929, 1932-33-34) and finishing runners-up twice (1930–31) in those six seasons.[2]

After leaving Northcote, Rowe was the coach of the Fitzroy Football Club in 1935[3] and the Carlton Football Club for only the 1937 season before he was replaced by captain-coach Brighton Diggins.[4] He is the father of Des Rowe, who captained Richmond.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cemetery records
  2. ^ John Devaney (2008), The Full Points Footy Encyclopedia of Australian Football Clubs, 1, John Devaney and Full Points Publications, p. 346 
  3. ^ "FOOTBALL COACHES.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 13 February 1935. p. 8. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "DIGGINS TO COACH CARLTON.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 1 March 1938. p. 18. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "LEAGUE FOOTBALLERS OF 1950 —HALF-BACK FLANKERS.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 1 July 1950. p. 12 Supplement: The Argus Week-end Magazine. Retrieved 14 August 2011.