Ron Allan

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Ron Allan
Personal information
Full name Ronald David Allan
Date of birth (1924-03-03)3 March 1924
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria[1]
Date of death 21 May 1997(1997-05-21) (aged 73)
Original team(s) West Melbourne
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Position(s) Utillity
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1946–1949 North Melbourne (VFL) 14 (4)
1949 Brighton
1950 North Melbourne seconds
1951 Preston
1952–1954 Latrobe
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1954.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Ronald David Allan (3 March 1924 – 21 May 1997)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Allan, a utility from West Melbourne, played with the North Melbourne seconds during the war, but had to wait until he left to army to make his senior debut.[3] He made 14 league appearances for North Melbourne, from 1946 to 1949.[4]

Midway through the 1949 season, Allan got a clearance to Brighton, in the Victorian Football Association (VFA).[5] In 1950, Allan captained the North Melbourne seconds team, which finished runners-up.[6] He returned to the VFA in 1951, joining Preston, then in 1952 moved to Tasmania to captain-coach North West Football Union club Latrobe.[6][7] His time in charge of Latrobe included a top four finish in 1953.[8]

His son, Barry, played for North Melbourne in the 1960s.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WW2 Nominal Roll". Government of Australia. 
  2. ^ "Ron Allan - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "DYER CHARGE DISMISSED". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library. 27 June 1945. p. 6. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ron Allan". AFL Tables. 
  5. ^ "O'Rourke Hurt In First Match With Brighton". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library. 29 June 1949. p. 23. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "RON ALLEN TO LEAD LATROBE". The Advocate. Burnie: National Library. 8 March 1952. p. 28. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sheahan returns to wing". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library. 22 June 1951. p. 13. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "ABOUT SPORT AND-SPORTSMEN". The Advocate. Burnie: National Library. 27 November 1954. p. 27. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.