Bert Chilcott

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Albert Thomas Chilcott (20 May 1918 – 27 April 1992) was a former Australian rules footballer who played senior club football in Tasmania from the late 1930s to the early 1950s and was chosen in competition and state representative teams a number of times.

Early life and career

Chilcott was born and grew up in the country district of Bracknell in Northern Tasmania. He played with the local club in the Esk Association and was a member of the 1937 premiership team.[1]

Senior football in the NTFA

Chilcott played with Longford in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association competition from 1938 to 1941.[2][3] He was a member of the team which lost the 1940 Grand Final to Launceston. During this period Chilcott, a strongly built ruckman (180cm, 95kg) was regularly chosen in the NTFA side to play intrastate representative matches.[4]

After serving in the Army during World War II[5] Chilcott switched clubs and joined North Launceston playing from 1945 to 1951.[6][7]

His consistently good form kept him under selection notice in this era and he was regularly chosen for the NTFA representative side.[8][9] [10][11][12][13]

Country club Hagley appointed Chilcott playing coach for the 1952 season[14] and he guided them to the Esk Association premiership. However, his season wasn’t finished and he returned to North Launceston late in the 1952 season to play in the NTFA finals series.[15]

State selection

Chilcott was chosen in the Tasmanian squad of 25 players to prepare for matches at the 1947 Hobart Carnival.[16] He played in matches against Queensland,[17] New South Wales[18] and Western Australia.[19]

Bert Chilcott was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2005.[20]

References

  1. ^ "BRACKNELL, ESK ASSOCIATION PREMIERS". The Examiner. XCVI (188). Tasmania. 18 October 1937. p. 2 (LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY). Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Teams For Tomorrow". The Mercury. CXLVIII (21, 073). Tasmania. 10 June 1938. p. 14. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "LONGFORD BEAT NORTH BY 83 POINTS". The Examiner. C (106) (LATE NEWS ed.). Tasmania. 14 July 1941. p. 7. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "SOUTH DEFEATS NORTH BY 24 POINTS". The Examiner. C (94) (LATE NEWS ed.). Tasmania. 30 June 1941. p. 7. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?serviceId=A&veteranId=793665
  6. ^ "FOOTBALL NORTH CONVINCINGLY BEAT LAUNCESTON". The Examiner. CIV (120). Tasmania. 30 July 1945. p. 3. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "No Title". The Examiner. CX (59). Tasmania. 21 May 1951. p. 12. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "North-West defeats North: Big lead reduced in last term". The Examiner. CIV (126). Tasmania. 6 August 1945. p. 3. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "RECORD CROWD SEES NORTH BEAT SOUTH AT PARK". The Examiner. CV (95). Tasmania. 1 July 1946. p. 7. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "NORTH LOSE INTRASTATE GAME BY 12Pts. AT HOBART". The Examiner. CVI (86). Tasmania. 23 June 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "INTRASTATE FOOTBALL DETAILS". The Examiner. CVII (72). Tasmania. 7 June 1948. p. 6. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "INTRASTATE MATCH DETAILS". The Examiner. CVII (115). Tasmania. 25 July 1949. p. 11. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "INTRASTATE CARNIVAL RESULTS IN DETAIL". The Examiner. CIX (75). Tasmania. 12 June 1950. p. 11. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  14. ^ "Chilcott Coach Of Hagley". The Examiner. CXI (24). Tasmania. 8 April 1952. p. 11. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  15. ^ "NORTH TO RECALL CHILCOTT FOR SATURDAY'S IMPORTANT GAME". The Examiner. CXI (156). Tasmania. 10 September 1952. p. 19 (Supplement to "The Examiner"). Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  16. ^ "TASMANIAN FOOTBALL TEAM FOR CARNIVAL". The Mercury. CLXVI (23, 898). Tasmania. 14 July 1947. p. 20. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  17. ^ "TASMANIA'S TEAM". The Mercury. CLXVI (23, 912). Tasmania. 30 July 1947. p. 24. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  18. ^ "KEEN [?]AME [?] TASMANIA". The Examiner. CVI (121). Tasmania. 2 August 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  19. ^ "W.A. TOO STRONG FOR TASMANIA". The Advocate. Tasmania. 5 August 1947. p. 5. Retrieved 28 January 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  20. ^ http://afltashalloffame.com.au/inductees/43-albert-chilcott
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