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Key Facts

Full name
Richard Wearmouth

Known as
Dick Wearmouth

Born
12 May 1926

Died
5 April 2012 (aged 85)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 8d
Last game: 26y 110d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 33

Recruited from
Rupanyup (1944)

Family links
Ronnie Wearmouth (Son)

Dick Wearmouth

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1944, 1946-1952100270.2745%18
Total1944, 1946-1952100270.2745%18

AFL: 5,312th player to appear, 2,377th most games played, 3,100th most goals kickedFootscray: 307th player to appear, 131st most games played, 213th most goals kicked

Richard Wearmouth joined Footscray from Rupanyup, and made his VFL debut as an 18-year-old in 1944. Unable to play in 1945 because of military duties, he resumed with the club in 1946, and for the next seven seasons, playing mainly as a wingman, he was a key member of the side. He boasted considerable pace and flair, and almost always used the ball impeccably. When he retired in 1952 he had played precisely 100 VFL games, and kicked 27 goals. His son, Ronnie Wearmouth, later played VFL football with Collingwood.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.