Full Name: JIM MAXFIELD
Date of Birth: 27/08/1893
Height: 170 cm ( 5-7 )
Weight: 70 kg ( 11-0 )
Debut: 31/05/1924, Round 6, St Kilda
Last Game: 12/09/1925, Round 17, Melbourne
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 2
James was a wingman who had the nickname “Snowy”. He originally played football in Bendigo, just prior to the First World War. He served in the A.I.F during the First World War and played in the famous Diggers’ Football match in London, where he represented the A.I.F. After the war, he played briefly with Northcote before moving to Morwell where he first came to Richmond’s attention. He joined Richmond in 1924 and was unfortunately suspended for an indefinite amount of time after Carlton’s Horrie Clover discovered that he had live in Carlton’s zone, when playing with Northcote in 1921. The suspension was lifted in 1925, but by that time his league career had been severly hampered. He later moved to Traralgon. James was a good sprinter who won the 1927 Sale Gift. He worked in a tyre repair business and died in 1953.
Bendigo City 1915, Games 3, Goals 6 ; Northcote 1921, Games 3, Goals 0 ; Morwell 1920-23, Games 35 ( Honours - Premiership 1922, League Representative Team Captain 1923 ).
Maffra Captain/Coach 1926 ( Honours - Premiership 1926 ) ; Traralgon 1927-30 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1927 ).
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