PLAYERS - Bracken, William

William Bracken


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Career: 1878 to 1880
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Debut: v South Adelaide (Adelaide) 18th May 1878
Finale: v Victorian (North Parklands) 18th Sept 1880

Premierships: 1878, 1879, 1880.
NFC Life Member
VFL/AFL Clubs: Carlton, North Melbourne


Albert Park 1874, West Melbourne 1875, Carlton 1876-77

At Albert Park, Billy Bracken was a magnificent mark and kick, dangerous near goal. In 1875 he played with West Melbourne before switching to Carlton a year later where he proved a neat and active forward in kicking 12 goals for the season.  The 1877 season gave promise of him becoming a brilliant forward, judging and marking beautifully, and improving his kicking. With Norwood he sometimes played as a goalsneak, was a sure and splendid mark, and exercised great judgment. In 1878 he appeared in 12 games in which he kicked 3 goals.

From: Whimpress, B  1878; Norwood’s first year, by B Whimpress, research by M Coligan. Norwood, Norwood Football Club History Group, 2013 p 83

See also: Blueseum: History of the Carlton Football Club; Billy Bracken

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