Alexander Ford

Victorian Football Association
DOB: 1850
DOD: Dec 14 1887
Career: 1877 - 1881

Alexander Ford or Foord

Ex Carlton Imperial.

1876 A. Ford was captain of the Carlton Imperials.

1877 A cool and safe defender of goal, and excellent kick, plays the game in the spirit it should be played free from roughness.
("The Footballer" 1877 p35)

1878 Still plays with the same coolness, and proven himself effective on many occasions.
(The Footballer 1878. p31)

A. Ford scored 1 goal during the 1878 season.
(The Footballer 1878. p75)

1878 The signature A. W. Ford of Blackwood Street Hotham (North Melbourne) appears on a petition Carlton sent to the Melbourne City Council calling on the council to provide the club with a football ground.
Is this the same person?

1879 Was entrusted with a forward position, and did well, in a cool effective style. If anything, a trifle slow in following up an advantage.
(The Footballer 1879. p 28)

1879 A. Ford scored 3 goals during the season.
(The Footballer 1879. p71)

1880 Played very little, but when he did, with his accustomed sureness and coolness.
(The Footballer. 1880. p23)

1881 May 24 Wednesday Queen's Birthday
Ford was named in the 23 man Carlton Reserves squad that played Colac at Colac.

1881 A. Ford went to South Melbourne

1887 Alexander Foord an old and repected member of the Carlton Football Club aged 37, passed away on December 14 1887.
(The Argus December 15 1887 p1)

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