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Percy Maybury

Full Name: PERCY HAROLD MAYBURY
Date of Birth: 24/09/1891
Height: 175 cm ( 5-9 )
Weight: 73 kg ( 11-7 )
Guernsey: 3
Debut: 14/05/1910, Round 2, Melbourne
Last Game: 11/10/1919, Round GF, Collingwood

RICHMOND SENIORS
Seasons: 1910-19
Total Games: 128
Total Goals: 61

Honours:
Captain 1917 season
Captain 1919 Grand Final.
RFC Life Member
RCC Life Member

BIOGRAPHY
Percy was a Half-Forward-flanker and centreman, though by career end it was reported he had played in every position except Ruck.
He was a creative player with an exceptional turn of speed who could kick well on either foot, with distance and accuracy. Well respected by his teammates, he was the player's representative on the committee for five years.

One is not surprised that a man whose enthusiasm prompts him to participate in so many branches of club work should have won the field reputation of playing first and all the time for his side. Maybury realises the all-roundness arising from the mating of a fine capacity with the brainy and unselfish. (The Daily News, 29 May, 1919)

He was captain/coach for the 1917 season, whilst his father, William "Dad", was appointed Secretary of the club in the same year. For the 1919 season, he tied with Clarrie Hall for the appointment of Vice Captain, and won a subsequent coin-toss, however Maybury would miss 11 consecutive games with a leg injury.
The captain, William Thomas, would break his leg in two places in the Round 9 clash against Carlton. It ended his career. Maybury would tell his father that he had dreamt the night before that Thomas would break his leg.

With several injuries by Rd 14 1919, Maybury was called back into the team as captain, and would captain the club in all 3 of its finals matches this season - including the 1919 Grand Final.

In 1920, he crossed to VFA club Footscray, as playing-coach, and he led them to the 1920 Premiership. He coached Footscray for two years before finishing his career in 1922 as a Premiership coach with Frankston. After retiring from football he served on the Richmond Committee between 1927 and 1933.

Percy's father, William "Dad", was footy club secretary in 1896, 1917-1923 and life member of the Richmond Football club and Richmond Cricket club. Percy was awarded both honours as well, thus becoming the only father-son combination to achieve those two honours each.

As a cricketer, Percy played for the Richmond Second XI, and the 'Ramblers'; and later was appointed as Secretary of the Richmond Cricket Club from 1933-1961. He retired with ill-health in 1961 and died in 1963.
A testimonial fund raised 1,000 pounds in his name.

Percy's grandson is noted Australian entertainer Shane Bourne.

-bio by Rhett Bartlett.

PRE RICHMOND
Richmond Boys 1907-08
Yarra Park 1909.


POST RICHMOND
Footscray VFA Captain/Coach 1920-21, Games 36, Goals 39 ( Honours - Premiership 1920 )
Frankston Senior Coach 1922 ( Honours - Premiership 1922 ).

Photos
Rd 3 1911 vs University

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