25 January 1926
East Fremantle (1947)
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Bob Mason was a lightly built defender best suited to a half back flank, but perfectly capable of filling in in a key position, particularly full back, when required. He commenced his league football career with East Fremantle in 1942, when the WANFL competition was conducted on an under-age basis in lieu of the war. He continued with Old Easts until 1945, playing a total of 62 games and kicking 61 goals, including the victorious Grand Final of 1943 against Swan Districts. Mason was club captain in 1944, and won the Lynn Medal for fairest and best.
When open age football resumed after the war, Mason found it hard to get a regular senior game, and so opted for a move across town to arch rivals South Fremantle. Between 1947 and 1952 he was a virtual ever present for the southerners, playing a total of 121 senior games, which included the winning Grand Finals of 1947-8 (both against West Perth) and 1950, against Perth. Somewhat surprisingly, he was never selected to represent Western Australia.
Author - John Devaney