1920 Magarey Medallist

Victor Richardson was a dominant centreman who had no peer in the 1920’s who was equally skilled with either foot or hand.

He was awarded the 1920 Magarey Medal retrospectively by the SANFL in 1998 after originally finishing runner up to Dan Moriarty on a countback.

Richardson was a member of three premiership teams, captain of the club for four years and won the best and fairest twice, he also represented South Australia 10 times including 1923 as captain.

An outstanding sportsman he represented South Australia and Australia in cricket, playing 19 test matches between 1924 and 1936. He was vice captain of the Australian cricket teams tour of England in 1930, captain of the Australian cricket team during their tour of South Africa in 1935 and is the grandfather of the famous cricketing Chappell brothers.

He played 114 games and kicked 23 goals for Sturt and is a member of the club’s Hall of Fame and was selected at centre in the Sturt Team of the 20th Century.

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