Frank Scanlan

Image DOB: 17 April 1926
Died: 21 December 2009

Debut: Round 5, 1943 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last MFC Game: Semi Final 1948 against Essendon at MCG

From: Sandringham Centrals

Number: 26 (1943), 13 (1944), 34 (1947-1948)

Games: 33 (51 total)
Goals: 13 (26 total)
Career Statistics

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Scanlan played four seasons across six years after debuting a month and a half after his 16th birthday. He missed most of the 1945 and 1946 seasons because of war service with the Navy, but played games for Sandringham during his absence. After playing with the Seconds in early 1947, the half-forward was promoted from the supplementary list back to the seniors.

"Bluey" Scanlan missed several weeks during 1948 with a leg injury then crossed along with his brother Bill to Footscray shortly before the 1949 season. The next year he was cleared to Port Fairy as playing/coach. Scanlan make a shock return to Bulldogs training in the 1952 pre-season but didn't make their list and moved to Sandringham where he played 18 games that year before being cleared to Tocumwal as coach. Joined Cobram in 1954.

1943 400
1944 300
1947 1480
1948 1250

Some sources say he coached Port Fairy in 1952.

Players who served during war
Youngest Players

Age - 14/04/1947, 29/05/1947
Sun - 07/05/1947
Shepparton Advertiser - 30/07/1948
Argus - 15/03/1950, 26/03/1952, 11/03/1953
Camperdown Chronicle - 21/03/1950

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