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1961 Brisbane Carnival

 

1961 Brisbane Carnival

The 1961 Brisbane Carnival was the 15th edition of the Australian National Football Carnival, an Australian rules football interstate competition. It was the last carnival to be held in Queensland.

It was one of the most competitive carnivals to have been played, with the traditional carnival powerhouse in the VFL going down to Western Australia. Despite the VFL comfortably accounting for South Australia, the Western Australians lost their game to South Australia. Tasmania, who traditionally struggle, lost all games but got within seven points of the South Australians.

Teams

Although the carnival took place in Brisbane, no Queensland team competed in the tournament. The four teams were the Victorian Football League (VFL), Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.

Results

Game One

Team Score
VFL 20.30 (150)
Tasmania 12.17 (89)

Game Three

Team Score
West Australia 24.23 (167)
Tasmania 10.6 (66)

Game Five

Team Score
South Australia 15.17 (107)
Tasmania 14.16 (100)

Game Two

Team Score
South Australia 16.13 (109)
West Australia 15.17 (107)

Game Four

Team Score
VFL 21.22 (148)
South Australia 13.12 (90)

Game Six

Team Score
West Australia 15.14 (104)
VFL 14.11 (95)

All-Australian team

In 1961 the All-Australian team was picked based on the Brisbane Carnival.

1961 All-Australian Team

Brisbane Carnival

Name State/League Club
John Abley South Australia Port Adelaide
John Halbert South Australia Sturt
Neil Kerley South Australia West Adelaide
Geoff Kingston South Australia West Torrens
Don Lindner South Australia North Adelaide
Don Roach South Australia West Adelaide
Bob Shearman South Australia West Torrens
Bill Wedding South Australia Norwood
Darrel Baldock Tasmania Latrobe
Bob Withers Tasmania North Launceston
Allen Aylett Victoria North Melbourne
Ron Barassi Victoria Melbourne (captain)
Brian Dixon Victoria Melbourne
John Schultz Victoria Footscray
Ted Whitten Victoria Footscray
Jack Clarke Western Australia East Fremantle
Graham Farmer Western Australia East Perth
Ray Gabelich Western Australia West Perth
Ray Sorrell Western Australia East Fremantle
John Todd Western Australia South Fremantle

Tassie Medal

Brian Dixon of the VFL took home the Tassie Medal after beating East Fremantle's Jack Clarke by one vote.

References

  • 1961 Brisbane Carnival page on Full Points Footy
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