Victorian Football Association
DOB: Circa 1860
DOD: October 7 1925 Kerang Vic
Vice President: 1889 1890 1891
Carlton Captain: 1886
Career: 1882 - 1889
S. R. Bloomfield
Played with Essendon 1878 - 1881
"Bloomy" Bloomfield -a follower.
1879 Sam was playing for Essendon, the 1879 edition of The Footballer had this to say;
BLOOMFIELD, S - as captain of the Second Twenty, deserves promotion; gives every promise of becoming something out of the ordinary; good mark, kicks either foot, and fairly fast.
1882 Acquisition for 1882 from Essendon.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club. p15)
1882 Among the Carlton stars.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell p52.)
1883 "A good, honest, and indefatigable follower" and leading player of the 1883 season.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club. p16)
1884 Headed the Carlton goal kicking with 10 goals (out of 64) and was included in the best in Victoria for 1884 season.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton Football Club. p17)
Sam Bloomfield was named best follower in the competition in 1884.
(The History of The Carlton Football Club, Brian Hansen p60)
1886 Contributed greatly to the massacre over St.Kilda at St.Kilda July 3. (9.19 to 2.8)
(The Carlton Story. H.Buggy and H.Bell, p59)
1887 The Australasian named Bloomfield as among the pick of the Victorian players as all rounders for the 1887 season.
(Centenary Souvenir of Carlton football Club p18)
1887 CFC Annual Report, Bloomfield score 2 goals during the season.
1889 CFC Annual Report, Bloomfield scored 1 goal during the season.
Appears in 1884 Carlton Football Club team photo.
1891 November 4
The Inquirer & Commercial News, Perth
"At the Oaklands Hunt Club Cup race meeting at Caulfield last Tuesday the Oaklands Hunt Club Cup was won by Mr. S. R. Bloomfield's Rufus, who (was ridden by Mr. Willie Glasscock) had carried off the Hunters Trophy at the late Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Mr Bloomfield rode his horse in the race, his weight being 14st. 8lb. "Sam" Bloomfield, as he is familiarly called, was a notable football player a few seasons back, having captained the celebrated Carlton Football Club when they were top of the tree."
1893 Bloomfield played in an old players match this year and rumour spread that he was going to return and play for the Blues.
The Carlton Gazette supported this move, saying that his experience would be invaluable to the young Carlton team.
1909 February 05
In acknowledging the Melbourne Stock Exchange expressions of sympathy with him in the serious accident which befell him while out duck shooting at Kerang and which had necessitated an operation for the removal of his right eye, Mr. S. R. Bloomfield telegraphed on Wednesday: - 'Many thanks to members for kind sympathy. Doing well as expected.'
Mr. Bloomfield is a well-known member of the Melbourne Stock Exchange, an owner of racehorses, and an old-time Carlton footballer."
(Riverine Herald p2)
1917 May 11
An advert. appears in the Kerang New Times for S. R. Bloomfield's horse stud property "Brookside" Kerang.
Died October 07 at his country property in Kerang after a 12 month illness. Sam died just two days after the death of his brother. He had been a member of the Melbourne Stock Exchange since 1889 and a member of both the Williamstown and Moonee Valley racing clubs.
To read the Argus obituary in full click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2150167
1925 October 10
The Age (p7)
BLOOMFIELD - On the 8th of October, at Brookside, Kerang. Samuel Charles Rothwell, third son of the late John Rothwell and Hannah Bloomfield, loving father of Flo (Mrs. Broome) and Vera (Mrs. Birch), loved brother of the late T. R. and W. H. Bloomfield. Internment at Kerang 4pm. 10th. October.