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PLAYERS - POPE, Maurice

Maurie POPE

STATISTICS

Guernsey Number: 1
Career: 1959
NFC Games: 4
NFC Goals: 1
Debut: v West Adelaide (Kensington) 20th June 1959
Finale: v North Adelaide (Norwood) 8th August 1959

VFL/AFL Clubs: Carlton

BIO

A strongly built 198cm ruckman come forward pocket, Maurie Pope  played seven league games for Carlton between 1956 and 1958, after coming up through its  juniors.
 
Despite having played only one year of Aussie Rules, he made his debut as a 19 year-old in the VFL.
 
In early 1959, Pope was originally wooed to West Adelaide by their then coach, Jack Oatey.He was well on his way to  residential qualification, when he surprisingly decided to play for Norwood instead, and had to then serve another thirteen week qualifying period. As a result, Pope did not make his Norwood debut until the 20th June of that year.

R Cialini Nov 2013

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