Ray Hutchins

Image DOB: 23 March 1929
Died: 2021

Debut: Round 17, 1950 against Fitzroy at Brunswick Street
Last Game: Round 13, 1951 against Collingwood at Victoria Park

From: Prahran Tech

Number: 24 (1950-1951), 16 (1953 Reserves)

Seconds Best and Fairest - 1950
Seconds Premiership Player 1949
Thirds Premiership Player 1947

Games: 5
Goals: 0
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

Starting his career in the Thirds in 1946, Hutchins played in a premiership in his second season. He spent 1949 in the Seconds before making his senior debut a year later. After just one game late in 1950 he added four more the next year before his VFL playing career ended.

Hutchins was usually a full-back, but he was originally tested as a rover in his first senior match. By 1951 he was playing in the back pocket and wasn't tried at rover again despite the team needing a replacement for Alby Rodda.

Shown as "To be considered when available" in 1952 due to a knee operation for an injury suffered in his last senior game. He missed the whole season and impressed for the Seconds early in 1953 but didn't play another match. He battled back to the senior list but his knee troubled him again and he didn't make it any further than being named emergency for one game.

Coached the Melbourne Fourths in 1954, and Thirds from 1957 to 1960. His father Merv Hutchins founded Melbourne's Under 19s program.

1950 100
1951 400

Argus - 18/08/1950
Weekly Times - 11/10/1950
Argus - 02/04/1951
Argus - 14/04/1952
Argus - 28/05/1952
Age - 21/05/1952
Argus - 27/05/1953
Argus - 21/04/1953
Argus - 27/05/1953
melbournefc.com.au - 03/02/2021

Australian Football profile
Boyles Football Photos
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 19 April 2024 23:19:32 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 25)

Donate to Demonwiki


Google Search