Full Name: ALEC EASON
Date of Birth: 08/11/1889
Height: 175 cm ( 5-9 )
Weight: 78 kg ( 12-8 )
Debut: 13/05/1916, Round 2, Fitzroy
Last Game: 19/08/1916, Round SF, Carlton
Total Games: 12
Total Goals: 8
Alex was a very talented and much travelled rover. He was well muscled, pacey and had the stamina to rove all day. He was a fine scouter around the packs and always swooped on the loose ball. He played with a disability, in that half his right hand was missing as a result of a childhood accident. He had been playing on a truck when he slipped and his hand was crushed between the truck’s buffers. The disability did not restrict him from playing brilliant football. He won Geelong’s Best and Fairest in 1915 and was captain between 1919 and 1921. He once kicked 8 goals for Geelong against Collingwood in Round 12 of 1911 and he was a Life Member of the Geelong Football Club.
Alex served in the AIF during World War One. He played only one season with Richmond because Geelong did not field a side during the First World War. After leaving the VFL he coached Footscray to VFA Premierships in 1923 and 1924, as well as beating the reigning VFL premier Essendon in a challenge match at the end of the 1924 season. In his first season as coach of Footscray in 1922, he led his side into the Grand Final where they were beaten by Port Melbourne. After the game it was alleged that several people connected with Footscray tried to bribe some Port players to perform below their peak. An inquiry was held and as a result Vern BANBURY a former club captain and one club official were suspended for life. Although Alex was not involved in any way it was certainly a controversial finish to his first season as a coach. He also coached Footscray in the VFL in 1929 and later became their Chairman of Selectors.
Apart from football, he was a fine cricketer who represented combined Geelong sides against touring English teams in 1912 and 1921. He died in 1956. Alex had two brothers who also played league football. Bill, who played 220 games with Geelong between 1902 and 1915 and Richard, who played 26 games with Footscray between 1935 and 1937 and one game with Essendon in 1937.
Barwon 1907-08 ; Geelong 1909-15 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1915 ) .
Geelong Captain 1919-1921, Games 150 including 1909-15, Goals 80 including 1909-15 ; Footscray Seniors Captain/Coach 1922-24, Games 58, Goals 54 ( Honours - Premiership 1923-24 ) ; Brighton 1925, Games 2, Goals 0 ; Kingsville Captain/Coach 1925 ; Sunshine Captain/Coach 1926-28 ; Footscray Senior Coach 1929 ; Mornington Senior Coach 1930 ; Post & Telegraph Coach 1931 ; Ballarat Imperials Captain/Coach 1932, Games 17, Goals 15 ; Prahran Senior Coach 1933, Games 1, Goals 0.