One of East Fremantle's greatest ever rovers, and indeed players, Vic French played a total of 188 games for the club in 1940 and 1941, and from 1945 to 1952. He was first rover in Old Easts' premiership teams of 1945 and 1946. Fleet of foot, a smooth ball handler, and a superb exponent of handball, he won the Lynn Medal, East Fremantle's fairest and best award, on three occasions. He was also extremely dangerous when resting in a forward pocket, and topped the club's goal kicking list in 1945 and 1946 with 70 and 60 goals respectively. He also booted a creditable 16 goals in his 4 interstate appearances for Western Australia. In 1997, he was included in a forward pocket in East Fremantle's official 'Team of the Century'.
Author - John Devaney