Team of the Sixties

Backs                          John McCashney         John Jackson               Max Snell

Half Backs                  Dennis Puiatti              Barry Smith                 Colin Dawson

Centres                        John Dunstan              Peter Lewis                 Alan Gliddon

Half Forwards             Clive Rawlings            Brian Dowsett             Peter Symons

Forwards                     David Watkins            Lester Gladman          David Dunstan

Ruck                            Denis Fitzgerald

Rover                          Don Ash

Interchange                 Gordon Dendle           Vitas Volkavickus       Bruce Southern

Fred Dendle                Keith Dawson

Captain and Coach     Peter Thompson

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969

1960

Bill Palethorpe was re-elected President, Len Lewis Secretary and Charlie Williams re-elected Treasurer.

John McCashney appointed captain and coach.

Leopold fields a Senior team in the G&DFL Jarman Cup section and a U15 team in the G&DFL Buckley Cleverland Cup section.

David Watkins appointed U15’s Captain.

Players too old for under 15’s to go to St Albans and/or Drysdale under 18’s and then back to Leopold for senior footy.

Delegates report that promotion/relegation is being proposed for the Jarman, Evelyn Hurst and Woolworth sections of the Geelong and District Football League.

Training this year will start on March 15th.

First round cancelled due to extremely wet weather.

Seniors win first six games.

Leading Goalkickers, Seniors Graham Palmer (49). U15’s Lester Gladman (22)

Seniors finish 4th of 10 teams with 10 wins and reach First Semi-final, Leopold 6-10-46, Torquay, 9-16-70

Under 18’s side to be formed.

Under 15’s finish 5th of 14 teams with 9 wins.

Club best and fairest was J.Davies.(Umpires) U15’s ??

Teams in competition are Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove, Stonehaven, Bell Park, Anakie, Torquay,  Marshall-Grovedale, Drysdale, Lethbridge, Thompson and Leopold.

1961

Len Lewis was elected President, Charlie Williams Secretary and Alan Thompson Treasurer.

Martin Bourke appointed captain and coach.

 

Leopold fields a Senior team in the G&DFL Jarman Cup section, U18 team in the G&DFL McHenry Cup section and a U15 team in the G&DFL Buckley Cleverland Cup section.

 

Training commenced 16th March.

U18 side to be formed, Graeme Selman appointed coach.

U15’ coach ??

Change of jumper design from Green with Gold “Vee” to Green and Gold vertical stripes. The old jumpers to go to the U18 side.

Life memberships to be awarded to members that have contributed 10 years of good service to the club.

Ray Ash memorial trophy for most consistent player commenced.

League delegates report that discussion started on forming a coastal league.

 

Seniors finish 4th of 12 teams with 13 wins and reach First Semi-final, Leopold 5-10-40, Torquay, 7-7-49.

Under 18 team commences in McHenry Cup, win two games for the year and finish 11th of 12 teams.

Under 15’s finish with 6 wins.

 

Leading Goalkickers, Seniors Martin Bourke (18). U18’s Lester Gladman (15) U15’s Rod Coombes (31).

Senior player, Brian.Dowsett wins club best and fairest, Under 18’s John Dunstan. U15’s Robert Whale.

Umpire’s best and fairest was Martin Burke.

 

Teams in competition are Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove, Stonehaven, Barwon, Bell Park, Anakie, Marshall-Grovedale, Drysdale, Lethbridge Norlane, Thompson, Torquay and Leopold.

100 games achieved by Graham Palmer.

1962

Peter Dow was elected President, then followed by Les Ash, Charlie Williams re-elected Secretary and Des Larkins Treasurer.

Coaching appointments, Seniors, Ray Frost, U18’s Graeme Selman, U15’s ??

 

Leopold fields a Senior team in the G&DFL Jarman Cup section, U18 team in the G&DFL Maxted Cup section and a U15 team in the G&DFL Buckley Cleverland Cup section.

 

Ray Frost appointed Seniors captain, U18’s ??, U15’s ??

Leopold will field Seniors, Under 18’s and Under 15’s this year.

Membership fees will be Seniors One pound, Under 18’s Fifteen shillings and Under 15’s Ten shillings.

Coaches fee, Six pounds maximum.

Senior Best and Fairest was Barry Smith. Umpire’s best and fairest was John Jackson.

David Watkins wins club and league U18 Best and Fairest, U15’s ??

 

Seniors finish 6th of 8 teams with 7 wins, U18’s, 2nd of 6 teams with 12 wins and win premiership in second year, Leopold, 12-10-82 defeat Torquay, 9-18-72.

U15’s, 9th of 12 teams with 5 wins.

U18’s Lester Gladman kicks 18 goals when Leopold 32-22-214 defeat St Marys 0-0-0 and goes on to win the League’s U18 goal kicking award.(89)

Leading Goalkickers, Seniors Robert Kerger (35). U18’s Lester Gladman (89). U15’s Malcolm Smith (12).

U18’s Lester Gladman achieves U18’s club record for most goals in a season. (89)

 

Jumpers will be changed to Green with Yellow yoke (Melbourne VFL design) for 1963 as the vertical stripe jumpers are falling apart.

Teams in competition are Stonehaven, Bell Park, Marshall-Grovedale, Norlane, Drysdale, Lethbridge, Thompson and Leopold.

Life Membership awarded to Bill Dowsett.

1963

Les Ash was re-elected President, Charlie Williams re-elected Secretary and Barry Smith Treasurer.

Coaching appointments, Seniors Peter Thompson appointed captain and coach, 4 pounds a week incentive if team reaches finals. U18’s Alan Thompson, U15’s Fred Gliddon.

 

Leopold fields a Senior team in the G&DFL Jarman Cup section, U18 team in the G&DFL McHenry Cup section and a U15 team in the G&DFL Buckley Cleverland Cup section.

 

Training commenced 12th March.

Women’s committee formed with Mrs. P Dowsett as President.

Peter Manson captains Leopold State School team as they become Premiers and Champions of the Bellarine State Schools Football Association.

Senior player Peter Thompson wins League best and fairest

Senior player Barry Smith wins club best and fairest second year running, U18’s ??, U15’s ??

Umpire’s best and fairest was Peter Thompson.

Seniors finish 3rd of 8 teams, with 12 wins and reach Grand Final, Leopold, 9-8-62, Marshall-Grovedale 12-17-89.

U18’s, 5th of 8 teams with 5 wins, U15’s, 8th of 14 teams with 6 wins.

 

Leading Goalkickers, Seniors Lester Gladman (48). U18’s Malcolm Smith (18). U15’s Alan Gliddon (13)

Teams in competition are  Stonehaven, Bell Park, Anakie, Marshall-Grovedale, North Shore, Norlane, Anglesea and Leopold.

100 games achieved by Don Ash and Max Snell.

Life membership Awarded to Dick Foot.

1964

Les Ash was re-elected President, Charlie Williams re-elected Secretary, Barry Smith and then Len Lewis Treasurer.

Leopold fields a Senior team in the G&DFL Woolworth Cup section, U18 team in the G&DFL McHenry Cup section and a U15 team in the G&DFL Buckley Cleverland Cup section.

 

Coaching appointments, Seniors Peter Thompson re-appointed captain and coach.

U18’s Alan Thompson re-appointed. U15’s  Fred Gliddon re-appointed.

U18’s captain ??, U15’s captain ??

Training commenced 17th March. First game 2nd May.

U18’s to play in McHenry Cup.

Leopold promoted from Jarman Cup to Woolworth Cup in Geelong and District Football League.

 

The ground will not be available for 1964 season as it is being reconstructed. A temporary ground will be built in Stringer’s paddock above the existing ground. Grass to be cut and cattle removed.

Attempt to obtain a player by payment of one pound ten shillings a game fails as player payments are against the rules, except for coaches.

Concern about spectators using foul language and abusing umpires.

Club and Umpire’s best and fairest was PeterThompson, U18’s ??, U15’s ??.

 

Seniors finish 2nd of 7 teams with 14 win and reach Grand Final 5-8-38, Thomson 5-9-39..

U18’s, 7th of 8 teams with 3 wins, U15’s, 6th of 15 teams with 10 wins.

Leading Goalkickers, Seniors Albert Schaftenaar (21). U18’s Walter Wasylewski (8). U15’s Kelvin Baker (9).

Teams in competition are Amateurs, Barwon Heads – Ocean Grove, Leopold, Marshall – Grovedale, Modewarre, Portarlington and Thomson.

100 games achieved by Gordon Dendle.

Life memberships awarded to Alan Thompson and Des Larkins.

1965

Les Ash was re-elected President, Charlie Williams re-elected Secretary and Bob Kerger Treasurer.

Leopold applies for affiliation in Polwarth League and is refused. Appeal to Ballarat District Appeal Board is upheld.

Leopold fields Senior and Reserves teams in the Polwarth league  and a U15 team in the G&DFL Buckley Cleverland Cup section.

 

Coaching appointments, Seniors Peter Thompson re-appointed captain and coach. Reserves Alan Thompson  U15’s C Richards.

Max Snell appointed Reserves captain, U15’s ??

Leopold Football and Cricket Clubs jointly purchase five and a half acres of land north of  existing oval for 1400 pounds.

Four bags of briquettes purchased for hot water heater.

Council gives permission for construction of new rooms.

 

Leopold fields Seniors, Reserves in Polwarth League and Under 15’s in G&DFL.

Newly reformed oval used for the first time against Torquay.

Club purchases boot stops after representation from players rep.

Bruce Bartle kicks 10 goals in Leopold’s 18-20-128 win against Portarlington, 6-8-44. It was noted that while Leopold won the game, they lost the fights.

 

Seniors finish 3rd of 9 teams with 10 wins and reach First Semi-final, Leopold 9-12-66, Torquay 10-8-68.

Reserves, 7th of 9 teams with 5 wins, U15’s, 9th of 16 teams with 7 wins.

Senior best and fairest won by Barry Smith for third time, Reserves ??, U15’s ??

Umpire’s best and fairest was Lester Gladman.

 

Leading Goalkickers, Seniors John Welsh (16). Reserves ??. U15’s Peter Manson (12)

Teams in Polwarth competition are Apollo Bay, Birregurra, Forrest, Leopold, Lorne, Portarlington, Queenscliff, Torquay and Winchelsea.

100 games achieved by Denis Fitzgerald and Robert Kerger.

Life Memberships awarded to Len Lewis, Max Davis, Charlie Pendleton and Les Ash.

1966

Les Ash was re-elected President, Charlie Williams re-elected Secretary and Bob Kerger re-elected Treasurer.

Leopold fields Senior and Reserves teams in the Polwarth league  and a U15 team in the G&DFL Buckley Cleverland Cup section.

 

Coaching appointments, Seniors Peter Thompson re-appointed captain and coach. Reserves, Bruce Bartle, U15’s ??

Reserves Captain ??, U15’s Captain ??

New League called the Eastern League commencing in Newcomb district for  9 to 12 year old players.

Senior training to start in February.

Padded rubbing down table to be purchased for $8.00.

Player’s rep requested that some sort of drinks be supplied to players after training. After some discussion it was agreed to supply Bonox.

Construction of new rooms commenced.

The League was advised that the Leopold ground was too wet to be considered for finals

 

Seniors finish 4th of 8 teams with 10 wins and reach First Semi-final, Leopold 3-5-23, Queenscliff 10-11-71.

Reserves, 6th of 8 with 8 wins, U15’s, 6th of 15 teams with 9 wins.

Senior best and fairest, Lester Gladman, Reserves, Alan Ridgeway, U15’s Peter Manson.

Umpire’s best and fairest for second year running was Lester Gladman

Leading goal kickers, Seniors John Welsh (41), Reserves ??, U15’s Robert McCorkell (18).

Teams in Polwarth competition are Apollo Bay, Forrest, Leopold, Lorne, Portarlington, Queenscliff, Torquay and Winchelsea.

Life Membership awarded to Max Snell.

1967

Edward (Ted) Gladman was elected President, Bob Kerger Secretary and Bruce Southern Treasurer.

 

Under 15’s transfer from Geelong and District League to Polwarth U16 section.

Leopold fields Seniors, Reserves and U16 teams in the Polwarth league.

 

Coaching appointments, Seniors Noel Southern appointed captian and coach, Reserves Shane Mouldern , U16’s Ian Ash.

Captains, Reserves Alan Butler, U16’s Peter Manson.

Training commences on 16th March.

Seniors finish 4th of 8 teams with 10 wins and reach First Semi-final, Leopold 8-9-57, Torquay 14-16-100.

Reserves, 6th of 8 teams with 4 wins, U16’s, 1st of 8 teams with 14 wins and reach Grand Final. Leopold 2-4-16, Forrest 2-7-19.

Senior best and fairest Lester Gladman, Reserves Robert Kerger, U16’s ??

Umpire’s best and fairest for third year running was Lester Gladman.

Leading goal kickers, Seniors Lester Gladman (36) Reserves ??, U16’s ??

Teams in Polwarth competition are Apollo Bay, Forrest, Leopold, Lorne, Portarlington, Queenscliff, Torquay and Winchelsea.

1968

Doug Symons was elected President, Colin Dawson Secretary and Bruce Southern re-elected Treasurer.

Coaching appointments, Seniors Noel Southern re-appointed captain and coach. Reserves Les Cummins, U16’s Norman Fitzgerald.

 

Leopold fields Seniors, Reserves and U16 teams in the Polwarth league.

Captains, Reserves ??, U16’s Alan Ireland.

U16’s Don Charles and Geoff Southern selected in the Polwarth Inter-league side.

 

Seniors finish 7th of 8 teams with 5 wins, Reserves, 2nd of 8 teams with 13 wins and reach Preliminary Final, Leopold 8-5-53, Winchelsea 9-9-63.

U16’s, 4th of 8 teams with 9 wins and reach First Semi-final, Leopold 3-5-23, Queenscliff 6-4-40.

Senior Best and Fairest was Alan Gliddon. Reserves, Peter Symons. U16’s, Geoff Southern.

Lester Gladman wins Seniors League best and fairest.

Umpire’s best and fairest was Noel Southern. U16’s, Don Charles.

Leading goal kickers, Seniors ??, Reserves Robert Vrymont (25), U16’s ??

Teams in Polwarth League are Lorne, Torquay, Portarlington, Forrest, Apollo Bay, Queenscliff, Winchelsea and Leopold.

150 games achieved by Gordon Dendle.

1969

Doug Symons was re-elected President, Colin Dawson re-elected Secretary and Russell McCawley Treasurer.

Coaching appointments, Seniors Bruce Southern appointed captain and coach. Reserves Les Cummins re-appointed, U16’s ??

Leopold fields Seniors, Reserves and U16 teams in the Polwarth league.

 

Captains, Reserves ??, U16’s Michael Seymour

Under 16 coach tells a player to “clear out and don’t come back” for being drunk at training.

Membership for 1970 will be $4.00

 

Seniors finish 6th of 8 teams with 3 wins, Reserves, 4th of 8 teams with 8 wins and reach Grand Final, Leopold 5-9-39, Queenscliff 6-9-45.

U16’s, 4th of 8 teams with ? wins and reach First Semi-final, Leopold 6-4-40, Winchelsea 7-9-51.

Senior Best and Fairest was Alan  Gliddon. Reserves, Peter  Manson. U16’s, Michael Seymour.

Umpire’s best and fairest was Alan Gliddon, U16’s, Ron Puiatti and Mark Seymour.

Leading Goalkickers, Seniors J.Cronin (25). Reserves Les Cummings (33). U16’s Colin Thompson (19)

Teams in Polwarth League are Lorne, Torquay, Portarlington, Forrest, Apollo Bay, Queenscliff, Winchelsea and Leopold.

Life Membership awarded to Alan Jinks, Robert Kerger and Gordon Dendle.

1970’s