1911 Magarey Medallist

Harold ‘Vic’ Cumberland came to South Australia after playing for Melbourne and then St Kilda in the VFL and was a brilliant knock ruckman who for three years between 1909-1911 dominated the game in South Australia.

He was a powerful running player who could take a strong mark, pick out a team mate with a handball and also a superb long kick.

He was a crucial member of Sturt’s 1910 team that lost to Port Adelaide in the club’s first ever Grand Final appearance and was runner up in the 1910 Magarey Medal.

He represented South Australia 9 times including the 1911 Adelaide Carnival in which South Australia won all 4 of their games played which included a win against the powerful Victorian team.

In all he played 37 games and kicked 33 goals for Sturt between 1909-1911 and was named on the interchange bench in the Sturt Team of the 20th Century.

In 1996 he was inducted as an inaugural member into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding career.

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