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Jack Dyer : 14-November-2011
Jack Dyer : 14-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates Australian Rules footballer Jack Dyer who was a master of the game. He was fast for a ruckman and his marking and kicking ability were superb. He made great use of the crunching hip and shoulder, but in 312 games Jack was only ever reported once.

Dubbed "Captain Blood" after a game against Fitzroy in which he flattened three players, Jack took no prisoners. Dyer was club captain 1941-49, coach from1941-52 and added six Best and Fairest awards to his name. He was one of the toughest ruckman ever to have played the game.

Location

Address:Punt Road, Punt Road Oval, Yarra Park, Richmond, 3121
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.821328
Long: 144.988348
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Mitch Miller

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st September, 2003
Front Inscription

Jack Dyer
1913 - 2003
Richmond Football Club Immortal
Richmond FC 1931 - 1949
Played 312 League games.  
Best & Fairest 1932, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 & 1946.  
Captain / Coach 1941 - 1949.  
Coach 1950-1952.  
Premiership Player 1934 and 1943.  
Kicked 443 goals.

Donated by
David Mandie AM, OBE
Patron Richmond Football Club
Unveiled by
Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp
Australian Government Minister for the Arts and Sport
21 September 2003

Source: MA
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