Ken Collicoat

Carlton Reserve Career: 1938 - 1940
Reserve Games: TBA
Reserve Goals: TBA
Height: 179 cm (5'10")
Weight: 86 kg (13'5")
Guernsey No. TBA
DOB: 17th July, 1919.

Wilfred Kenneth "Ken" Collicoat played reserve grade football for Carlton from 1938 to 1940.

Collicoat, who was born in Maldon, played at Carlton Methodists before moving into the reserves team of the Carlton Football Club. He was unable to break into the seniors and switched clubs to Essendon, with whom he spent the 1944 VFL season under captain-coach Dick Reynolds. His two appearances came in a 84 point win win over North Melbourne at Windy Hill and a 106 point victory against St Kilda at the same venue.

Brunswick secured his services in 1945 and he spent two seasons with the VFA club. In 1948 he was appointed captain-coach of East Launceston. From 1950 to 1954, Collicoat captain-coached Bushfield, a town near Warrnambool.

He officiated in the first of his 21 first-class cricket matches in the 1961/1962 Sheffield Shield season. Until 1972 he regularly umpired Victoria's matches at the MCG. These included matches against the touring national teams of the West Indies, New Zealand, India and South Africa.

He didn't manage to play a senior game for Carlton.

There is a Brunswick team photo from 1946 with V. Collicoat pictured. Perhaps the "V" was a misprint and should have been "K"?

Career Highlights

1939 - Reserves Training Award
1940 - Reserves Training Award

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