Albert Freeth

Victorian Football Association
Games: 4*
Career: 1886

Albert Thomas Freeth? see below.

Recruited from Williamstown Juniors and transferred to South Williamstown during July 1886.
A. Freeth was playing with Williamstown in 1888 (Mark Pennings Vol 3 p313)

Freeth was named in Carlton squads in pre season matches against Star of Carlton on April 17 and against Brunswick on April 24.

May 01
Freeth named in the Carlton squad of 21 against University played at the University ground.

May 15
Named in the Carlton team squad of 20 for the game against Richmond at Punt Road

May 24 Monday Queen's Birthday Holiday
Freeeth is named in the Carlton squad of 23 that played Ballarat in Ballarat on the Saxon Paddock (City Oval)

May 29
Named in the Carlton squad of 23, possibly as an emergency, against South Melbourne played on the M.C.G.

June 12
Freeth played in the match against Geelong on the M.C.G.

June 19
Freeth played in the match against Williamstown at Williamstown.

June 26
Named in the Carlton squad of 24 that played Sandhurst at Sandhurst (Bendigo) on the Back Creek Cricket Ground.

A. Freeth's name does not appear in any further Carlton teams.

.*Mark Pennings in his book "Origins of Australian Football" Volume 3 (p147) has Carlton's A. Freeth known to have played in 4 games and named in 7 squads.
Also on p155 of this book, A. Freeth ex Carlton and Williamstown Juniors joined South Williamstown in July 1886.

Could be Albert Thomas Freeth of Williamstown who died July 21 1941, aged 77. (Would have been born circa 1864 and aged 22 in 1886)
(Williamstown Chronicle July 25 p9)

1932 The Williamstown Chronicle October 08 (p3) mentions a photograph of the South Williamstown team taken 1887 when they defeated Carlton on The Gardens Ground.
One of the players was a T. Freeth

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