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16-February-2007
16-February-2007

Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

A statue commemorates Australian Rules footballer, Dick Reynolds. 

The Tattersall’s Parade of the Champions undertaking is a gift to the people of Australia by Tattersall's and is a focal point of the Yarra Park precinct. 

Dick Reynolds, the Australian Rules footballer, played for Essendon and is renowned as one of the greatest rovers, and later ruck-rover and half-forward of all time, with his speed and exciting dashes Reynolds was one of the games favourites.

In 1938, he took over as captain-coach and led his team to four Premierships. He also led and played for the Victorian side on nine different occations. After the 1950 Grand Final, Reynolds retired as a player but returned at the age of 36 for the 51` Grand Final against Geelong. At the time of his retirement no player had achieved as much success as Reynolds, with three Brownlow Medals, numerous Best and Fairest awards and many successive Grand Finals to his name.

Location

Address:Brunton Avenue, Outside Gate 6, Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820646
Long: 144.982155
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Louis Laumen

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:June-2004
Front Inscription

DICK REYNOLDS
1915 - 2002

" A brilliant and scrupulously fair footballer who
captained / coached Essendon to four premierships
in 1942, 1946, 1949 and 1950 during a coaching career
from 1939 to 1960.
He won Brownlow Medals in 1934, 1937 and 1938
and was Club Best and Fairest 7 times.
He represented Victoria 17 times, played 320 games
between 1933 and 1951 and was an inaugural legend
of the AFL Hall of Fame."

Source: MA
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