Pre 1955 - Part 2

No. 14 Windsor Football Club 1924 -1962

The dominant club in Queensland up until the early 1950s, they won 12 premierships in what was a benchmark for the senior competition until bettered by Southport Football Club’s 13th State League title in 2008. The Eagles, led by Harry O’Callaghan, won their first senior premiership over Mayne in 1929 at Perry Park. Ernie Hall was an early star for the club with the interesting colour combination of chocolate and blue.more
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No. 15 Bill Becker

Tall utility player whose father was a pioneer of the game in Queensland. His father was also a leather goods manufacturer who supplied the “Sandow” brand footballs that were used in that era in Queensland. He was described as a 'good mark, accurate kick and a cool, heady player'.more

No. 16 Tom Calder

Brilliant and dashing Coorparoo utility player, originally from Tasmania who had an extraordinary football career despite having just one kidney. Played with North Hobart in 1935, representing Southern Tasmania v Northern Tasmania, before heading to Brisbane, playing a handful of games in 1940 with Ascot, who temporarily replaced Mayne in the Queensland competition.more

No. 17 Jim Davies

Classy centreman who was of exemplary character, and was a great leader on and off the field playing with Windsor. Won the De Little Medal three times in the 1930s after also picking up the competition's Reserves medal as a teenager. He and Doug Pittard are Queensland’s only triple medalists.more

No. 18 Jim Freeman

Led the legendary Windsor team to five premierships in a row in the late 30’s - a feat unrivalled in the history of Queensland football. Was also a most successful coach of the Queensland State side and was influential in the careers of many coaches and players of his era.more

No. 19 Eddie Hadwin

Aggressive Mayne ruckman/centre half back of the 1920s and ‘30s who was a quality performer for Queensland over a seven-year period from 1928. Widely known as ‘Buckets’, he was suspended for one full year after an incident in which brother Albert, also a State team regular, was outed for three years.more

No. 20 Otto Lather

Born at Eagle Farm in Brisbane in 1863, he played for the Brisbane club and represented the State in the 1880s when Queensland clashed with visiting teams from South Melbourne and Melbourne. Years later, after the game’s revival in 1903, he played for the newly-formed Ipswich club before stamping his real mark on the code as an administrator.more

No. 21 Artie McCaul

Goal-kicking on-baller from South Brisbane who played for Queensland Schoolboys in 1909 as a member of the Locomotive juniors. Made his senior representative debut in 1910, and wore the Maroon jumper proudly over a 15-year period, captaining the State side in the early 1920s. Renowned as a beautiful kick, he went on a goal-scoring spree during the 1921 season. Played a pivotal role with Harry O'Callaghan in forming the Windsor club, and was their first captain-coach in 1924.more

No. 22 George Nuss

A tough rover in the Leigh Matthews mould who won the J.L.Williams Medal for the ‘best and manliest player in the Commonwealth’ at the 1932 and ‘33 national schoolboy carnivals.Forged a splendid career with Mayne despite a lengthy suspension which was overturned after a Queen’s pardon. Played for Queensland form 1938-49 and was regarded by many as being among the best players of his era.more

No. 24 Bill Vidgen

A long-serving Taringa captain who was a solid centre half back renowned for his grand high mark and brilliant long kick. Represented Queensland from 1929-36 and was the Maroons' best player at the 1933 carnival in Sydney, where Haydn Bunton and Gordon Coventry were standouts for Victoria. Brother Pat also represented Queensland at full forward and won the De Little Medal.more

No. 25 Tom Welsby

The Chairman of the Queensland Football Association (QFA) when a football controversy raged in Brisbane in 1884 as rugby and Australian Football battled for the hearts and minds of Queenslanders. He was a staunch advocate for Melbourne Rules and acknowledged at an acrimonious QFA meeting in 1884 “the history of the Melbourne game in Queensland up to the present time”, and claimed it to be unquestionably the game of the colony.more
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