145. Athol Webb

145. Athol Webb

Player Inductee

Scottsdale/Melbourne/New Norfolk/East Launceston, Forward, 1953-1963

> 74 games, 146 goals, Melbourne, 1955-59
> Melbourne premierships, 1956 and 1957
> Melbourne leading goalkicker, 1956-57
> Represented Victorian B team against Tasmania, 1957
> Represented Tasmania in 1954 and 1960
> Scottsdale best and fairest, 1953
> Captain-coached New Norfolk, 1960-61
> Captain-coached East Launceston, 1962-63

Athol Webb played in three grand finals for two premierships with Melbourne. Although small, he was used by Melbourne coach Norm Smith as a decoy forward for ‘Big Bob’ Johnson. On his return to Tasmania in 1960 Webb coached for four seasons. His career ended on a sad note when he seriously injured his back in a 1963 game against North Launceston.