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Stan Judkins

Full Name: STANLEY LUCAS JUDKINS
Date of Birth: 04/10/1907
Height: 166 cm ( 5-5 )
Weight: 61 kg ( 9-9 )
Guernsey: 6
Debut: 02/06/1928, Round 7, Geelong
Last Game: 29/08/1936, Round 17, Geelong


RICHMOND SENIORS
Seasons: 1928-36
Total Games: 133
Total Goals: 5

Honours:
Premiership 1932, 1934,
Brownlow Medal 1930,
Victorian Representative Team 1930 Games 1.
VFL side vs Bendigo 1928



RICHMOND RESERVES
Seasons: 1928, 1930, 1934, 1936
Total Games: 23
Total Goals: 7

Honours:



BIOGRAPHY
Stan was a wingman. Recruited from VFA club Northcote , he went on to become Richmond’s first “ Brownlow Medal “ winner, in 1930. He was the smallest and lightest –ever winner of the Brownlow Medal as well as being the only Brownlow Medal winner who was dropped to the reserves during the season he won the medal. He played the last five games of 1930 in the reserves and tied with Harold Collier from Collingwood and Albert Hopkins from Footscray . Stan was awarded the medal because he played the least number of games , 12, while Collier played 18 and Hopkins 15. Both Hopkins and Collier were later awarded retrospective Brownlow Medals . In those days Stan was notified by mail to attend VFL House and collect his medal.
Although only small in stature, he was very fast , skillful and possessed fine ball –handling skills. He formed part of the famous Richmond centre line with Geddes and Zschech. That centre line combination played in four consecutive Grand Finals, between 1931 and 1934. He was a member of the 1932 and 1934 Premiership sides as well as representing Victoria once , in 1930. He was awarded Life Membership in 1962. After leaving Richmond he coached Albury to a Premiership in 1937and then served in the AIF , during the Second World War and saw action in Borneo. He was later involved in the formation of the VFA U/19 Competition . He died in 1986. Stan’s son, Noel, played for Richmond’s Thirds as well as VFA clubs Sandringham and Mordialloc .


PRE RICHMOND
Greensborough 1923-25 ; Northcote 1926-27.


POST RICHMOND
Albury Captain/Coach 1937 ( Honours - Premiership 1937 ) ; Drouin Captain/coach 1938 ; Hamilton Captain/Coach 1939 ; Army Captain/Coach of One Team 1940-45 ; Brighton Amateurs Senior Coach ; Sandringham Senior Coach part of 1949 ; East Sandringham Boys Club Coach .

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