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Bill Huntington        

Bill Huntington

Career: 1950 - 1951
Debut: Round 18, 1950 vs South Melbourne
Carlton Player No. 645
Games: 3
Goals: 0
Last Game: Round 5, 1951 vs Fitzroy
Guernsey No. 5 (1950 - 1951)
Height: 187cm (6'1½")
Weight: 78kg (12.4)
DOB: 11 August, 1929
DOD: 18 December, 2013


Wearing guernsey #5, Huntington played 3 games for Carlton after debuting in 1950. Bill Huntington is the son of former Collingwood player Les Huntington who played 4 games for the Pies during the 1914 season.

Huntington had two uncles (Jack and Stan) who ironically played 3 senior games like him but with Melbourne.

At the end of the 1951 season Huntington headed off to VFA club Preston.

Huntington was recruited from Coburg Juniors via Merlynston/Coburg High School.

Bill Huntington died on December 18, 2013 aged 84 years old.

Footnote

Argus 30 March (22) 1950; "Bill Huntington, a member of the Coburg sporting family, is high up on the list of Carlton's recruits. He is a centre half-back who will be closely watched in the practice game on Saturday.
He is tall enough for the job, but might lack a little weight. He moves like a real player, uses either foot, and is really excellent material."

The Argus June 25 (p7) 1952; "Bill Huntington's application for clearance to Preston has been approved by the match committee."

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