Debut and only game for Carlton: Round 12, 1940 v Geelong, aged 30 years, 100 days
Carlton Player No. 557
Guernsey No. 35
Height: 177cm (5ft 9.5*)
Weight: 76kg (11st 5lb*)
DOB: 4 April, 1910
Chandler who was born in Bright, played the solitary game for the Blues in 1940, and was lucky enough to kick a goal in that game. He wore the #35 jumper.
By running out in Navy Blue, Dick was able to increase his VFL games tally from 2 to 3. Interestingly, and somewhat astonishingly, Chandler actually played 2 games for Hawthorn back in 1931 - and for some reason didn't return to the league until 1940. Dick was recruited from State Savings Bank. He has kicked more than 1,000 goals for the Bank team in the amateurs.
Chandler passed away on the 6th June, 1969 aged 59.
.*Imperial height and weight measurements as given in the 1928 Weekly Times article.
Left: Chandler age 18, Weekly Times July 21 1928.
FootnoteThe Argus September 21 1938, p24.
"An interesting appearance was that of Clinton Chandler who has been the leading forward for the State Savings Bank for several years. He is a nephew of the secretary Newton Chandler and a brother of Bert Chandler, the former Hawthorn and Melbourne player who heads the goal kicking list in the West Australian League this year with more than 100 goals.
He is good enough to take his place in the team on Saturday, but it would be asking too much of a player to come into a grand final match and immediately become part of the machine. Chandler, who is expected to be a regular player, is training for a match to be played in a fortnight."
In The Sports FieldPercy Taylor of The Argus, June 29 1940, wrote about Clinton Dickson 'Dick' Chandler and his 1,000 goals for State Savings Bank team.
To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12478314
1928 - Career of Clinton Chandler, aged 18.The Weekly Times July 21 1928 (p77) ran an article on Clinton Chandler's career.
To read click here> http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224735440