[Article 9466]Vale Frank Ellison.

Gentlemen

 

We have been informed of the death of Pratten Park Magpies Member Frank ELLISON.

* Franks funeral was held on Monday 22 July at Mother of Mercy Chapel,Rookwood.

franks photo,

Frank at Lidcombe Oval with a team of young Concord United players.

 

Frank played lower grades with the Club in 1951 & 1952 & was later a coach & official with Concord United.

In 1951 Frank played in the Final series for Wests playing in both the Semi Final, Final and Grand Final.

1951 semi final wests v stg 3rd grade

1951 score third grade wests v saints semi.

Wests beat Minor Premiers St George in the Semi.

1951 final wests v souths

NOTE: His team mate Fred Mullen from the 1951 season died early this year.

1951 final score wests v souths

Frank scored a try in this close win over Souths.

1951 grand final wests v stg

1951 grand final scores wests v stg

From our research Frank played the 1956 season at Bourke.

Below are a few newspaper articles about Franks time in Group 15.

1956 Bourke football 1

1956 bourke 2

1956 bourke 3

1956 bourke 4

1956 bourke 5

1956 bourke 7

1956 bourke 6

1956 bourke 8

1956 bourke 9

 

We understand that Frank was one of the people responsible for establishing The Markets Team (Flemington) which played in the Business Houses Competition.


Frank was a regular at Reunions until a few years ago when his health prevented him from attending.

Vale Frank Ellison.

 



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