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Stubbs, Ronald K

Ronald K Stubbs

STATISTICS

Career: 1983 - 1988, 1990
Senior Games: 71
Reserves Games: 35
3rds Games: 0

Senior Captain: 1990
Senior Premiership: 1986, 1987
League Best & Fairest: 1968, 1975,
VFL/AFL Clubs: Hawthorn 17 Games

With a football career spanning 28 years and involving some seven clubs, Ron Stubbs has certainly made the most of his considerable talents, proving himself to be an athlete of tremendous ability and durability along the way.
Commencing his career in football with Chelsea under 15s of 1963, Ron’s journey saw him go via Carrum to Hawthorn where he was regarded as a future star. Unfortunately he suffered recurring shoulder injuries which limited his senior game time to 17 matches over 4 years.
Back at Carrum in 1973,  Ron became a dominant ruckman in a team that was red hot at the time. He won his second MPFL best and fairest in 1974 and shared in the 1973 and 1974 premierships with the Lions.
The seventies were heady days for Dandenong. Coach Travis Payze  secured Ron’s services in 1975 when Dandenong was thriving with a playing list that included such well known identities as Frosty Miller, Chris Briese and Pat Flaherty.
These were memorable days in the VFA and Ron took part in some infamous grand finals, one of which  was the notorious “bloodbath” final against Port Melbourne.
But at age 31, the best was still to come as he moved to Devonport after finally being offered some “decent” money and a job.
He played only one season in the Apple Isle, but it was memorable. He won the club’s best player award, was selected in the Tasmanian team for the interstate carnival in Adelaide and was the stand-out ruckman earning All Australian selection.
Returning home, Ron was to receive one other significant honour when he was named in the MPFL’s Team of the Century in 2009. It was a fitting tribute to a great player from the local area.
 
IN BRIEF
1963 Chelsea  U/15 
1964 Carrum U/17 
1965 Carrum U/17 2nd-B&F
1966 Carrum 1sts 
1967 Carrum  1sts B&F
1968 Carrum 1sts B&F, MPFL-B&F
1969 Hawthorn 1sts 4 Games
1970 Hawthorn 1sts 2 Games
1971 Hawthorn 1sts 6 Games
1972 Hawthorn 1sts 5 Games, 2nds-B&F
1973 Carrum 1sts B&F - Premiers
1974 Carrum 1sts Premiers
1975 Carrum 1sts B&F, MPFL-B&F, MPFL Captain
1976 Dandenong 1sts Runners Up
1977 Dandenong 1sts
1978 Dandenong 1sts
 Carrum 1sts
1979 Carrum 1sts B&F
1980 Devonport 1sts B&F
1981 Carrum 1sts B&F, Interleague B&F
1982 Carrum 1sts
1983 Chelsea 1sts
1984 Chelsea 1sts MPFL Captain
1985 Chelsea 1sts 2nd-B&F
1986 Chelsea 1sts Premiers
1987 Chelsea 1sts 
1988 Chelsea 2nds B&F
2nd-MPFL B&F
1989 Crib Point 1sts 4 Games
1990 Chelsea  2nds Capt/Coach
 
 
SUMMARY
JUNIOR GAMES      50
SENIOR GAMES   480
CLUB BEST & FAIREST     10
LEAGUE BEST & FAIREST       4
LEAGUE CAPTAIN        2
STATE BEST & FAIREST       1
(LEFROY MEDAL—TASMANIA)
ALL AUSTRALIAN   1980
GRAND FINALS          9

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