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Sid Catlin

Image DOB: 24 December 1949

Debut: Round 14, 1966 against Richmond at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 12, 1968 against Fitzroy at Princes Park

From: Paramount/McKinnon High

Number: 42 (1966 Reserves), 3 (1966-1968)

Games: 4 (19 total)
Goals: 1 (15 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
10325.00

Recruited by Frank Adams after being spotted playing school football, Catlin started 1966 in the Fourths, but had a meteoric rise to the senior side. The pacy rover, who was the reigning Victorian schoolboy 100 yard dash champion, played six games with the Fourths, three with the Thirds, and four with the Reserves before making the senior side for Round 14. He came off the bench in the last quarter, and at 16 years and 218 days was Melbourne's second youngest senior player.

After picking up five kicks in the last five minutes of his debut, Catlin was promoted to first rover the next week and kicked 1.8. He played just one more game for the year and missed all of 1967 after suffering a knee injury in an early season Reserves match before returning for a solitary game in 1968. He was again troubled by injury that year.

In 1969 Catlin followed Norm Smith to South Melbourne and played fifteen games over two seasons. In 1970 he finished third in the Gardiner Medal for best player in the Reserves competition but left the Swans at the end of the year.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1966 312
1968 100

Notes
Herald (1966) says he trained at the start of 1966 with the Melbourne 'Fifths'.

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South Melbourne
Youngest Players

Media
Age - 06/08/1966, 26/05/1967
Herald - 1966 (date unknown - between 01/08 and 05/08)

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