Full Name: WILLIAM LES "MICK" PATTON
Date of Birth: 24/10/1915
Height: 168 cm ( 5-6 )
Weight: 66 kg ( 10-5 )
Debut: 05/09/1936, Round 18, Essendon
Last Game: 19/06/1937, Round 9, North Melbourne
Total Games: 4
Total Goals: 3
Seasons: 1934-39, 1945
Total Games: 64
Total Goals: 43
Honours: Best & Fairest 1939.
Les was a rover. He was recruited from Gippsland to the Richmond Seconds in 1934. Prior to the end of that season he was sent to the Burnley Club. He returned to the Richmond Seconds for the 1935 season, receiving the 'Most Improved Trophy', and in 1936 won the 'Most Determined Trophy' for the Seconds.
In 1938, after playing 2 games, he transferred back to Yarram after getting a clearance to Preston Association.
He returned to Richmond for the 1939 and won the Reserves’ Best and Fairest award in 1939.
He spent a total of seven seasons. He was a dependable Reserves player who later served in the Army during the Second World War. He made a very successful debut in the last game of 1936 against Essendon kicking 3 goals. He then played a further three senior games the following year and was unable to gain senior selection for the remainder of his time with Richmond.