Wheeler Sparrow

Victorian Football Association
DOB: 1854 Ashburton?
DOD: 1908 Geelong
Games: 2 - 3
Goals: 1
Career: 1880

Wheeler 'Willie' Sparrow / F. Sparrow.

1876 the Geelong Advertiser reported that W. Sparrow captained the Geelong Second Twenty Side against Geelong Grammar on May 27 on the Argyle Street ground.
(May 29 p3)

1880 June 26
The Argus has an F. Sparrow named in the Carlton team to play Norwood at the East Melbourne ground.

1880 July 17
Sparrow played in the victory against Geelong at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground.
In front of a crowd of 10,000, Sparrow kicked one of the five goals the Blues scored, to nil.
The Geelong Advertiser (July 19) reporting on the match against Carlton on the East Melbourne ground said that Sparrow was a former Geelong player.

1880 July 31
Sparrow played in the match against the Hamilton Football Club at the East Melbourne C. G.
Carlton won 5-1.

1880 W. Sparrow played in a few matches now and again throughout the season.
Scored 1 goal during the 1880 season.
(The Footballer, 1880 p23,65)

1881 W. Sparrow went back to Geelong.

Wheeler Sparrow played between 33 - 42 games for Geelong

A player named G. Sparrow was Richmond captain circa 1895.
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