The Jack Worrall era starts with great hope - but sadly another defeat, at home to the Cats.

Round 1, 1902

Venue: Princes ParkDate: Saturday May 3, 1902
Result: Lost by 38 pointsUmpire: GibsonCrowd:
Goalkickers: H.Crisfield 2, B.Walsh 2, E.Walton 1, J.Sullivan 1.
Best: J.McShane, P.Noonan, E.Walton, A.Barlow, B.McNamara, F.Field, H.Powell, J.Todd, H.McShane, J.Sullivan, H.Crisfield, D.Hart, B.Walsh.
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Game Review

In one of the most significant decisions in its history, the Carlton Football Club appointed former Fitzroy champion Jack Worrall as Secretary-Manager for 1902.

Therefore, this match; against Geelong at Princes Park on a Saturday afternoon in May of that year, was historic in that it marked the first time that a VFL team played under a paid and non-playing coach.

Carlton's first goal was kicked by Dick Hart from a free when he was scragged in the forward pocket.

Geelong proved far too good and won by six goals, but marked improvement wasn’t far away for the Navy Blues.

At the end of this round Carlton were in 7th spot on the ladder with a percentage of 51.3.


B: Frank Field Bill McNamara Harry Powell
HB: Tom Watson Ernie Walton Alex Barlow
C: Jack Todd Henry McShane Charlie Roland
HF: Bobby Walsh Joe Sullivan (c) Dick Hart
F: Harry Pye Henry Crisfield Jack Gardiner
Ruck: Joe McShane Len Morrison Paddy Noonan (vc)
Coach: Jack Worrall


In : H.McShane, J.McShane, P.Noonan, B.Walsh, L.Morrison, H.Powell, H.Crisfield, T.Watson
Out : P.Considine, F.Elliott, H.Evans, J.Marr, C.Ross, C.Maplestone, B.Pettit, B.Spears


Debuts : Henry Crisfield, Tom Watson
Debut (Carlton) : Joe McShane
Coach Debut : Jack Worrall, the league's first non-playing coach.
Last Game : Dick Hart

1902 | Round 2
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