John Mervyn Grose

Last edited on 25th February 2019.

Nickname:Ossie
Place of birth:Kempsey, NSW, Australia
Born:1st January 1924
Died:30th March 1994
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John “Ossie” Grose came to Sydney from Kempsey and settled around the Erskineville area. He gained first grade selection with Newtown after a season in the Under 18s; He had not played Australian Football previously. A 1.57m rover, “Ossie” became a key player in the Blood Stained Angels premiership team of 1942 continuing on to play in another three premierships for Newtown between 1945 – 47 during a “golden age” for the club.Ossie played over 200 games for the Newtown club in his career and represented NSW on twelve occasions including the 1947 ANFC Carnival in Hobart. He also represented Sydney twice. Ossie was described in the press as “one of the best rovers in Sydney” during the 1940’s. Accounts recorded in the Sydney Football Record and in newspapers of the time indicate that he was one of the best players of his era.

In 1948 he was recruited by the Leeton Club in the Riverina where he was a contract player. The following year he was captain and coach of Leeton.

Clubs


Timeline


Games played

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1942-08-18
New South Wales
VS
Combined Services
13 - 13 (98)
16 - 8 (104)
Trumper Park
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Goals: 0 Points: 0
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1942-08-30
New South Wales
VS
Combined Services
16 - 16 (109)
13 - 10 (88)
Trumper Park
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Goals: 3 Points: 0
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1947-05-25
New South Wales
VS
Queensland
17 - 17 (115)
15 - 17 (107)
Trumper Park
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Position: FP Rank: Player Jumper: 7 Goals: 3 Points: 1Best
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1947-06-01
New South Wales
VS
Broken Hill FL
18 - 18 (123)
8 - 13 (61)
Trumper Park
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Position: Rov Jumper: 7 Goals: 3 Points: 3Best
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1947-06-14
Broken Hill FL
VS
New South Wales
12 - 12 (84)
11 - 9 (75)
Jubilee Oval - Broken Hill
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Goals: 3 Points: 0Best
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1947-06-21
Queensland
VS
New South Wales
16 - 16 (121)
19 - 12 (126)
Exhibiton Ground, Brisbane
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Jumper: 7 Goals: 3 Points: 0Best
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1947-07-30
New South Wales
VS
Canberra
18 - 18 (130)
7 - 8 (50)
North Hobart Recreation Reserve
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Jumper: 6 Goals: 0 Points: 0
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1947-08-01
Tasmania
VS
New South Wales
16 - 16 (106)
13 - 18 (96)
North Hobart Recreation Reserve
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Jumper: 6 Goals: 3 Points: 2
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1947-08-06
South Australia
VS
New South Wales
17 - 17 (111)
5 - 10 (40)
North Hobart Recreation Reserve
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Jumper: 6 Goals: 2 Points: 3Best
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1947-08-08
New South Wales
VS
Queensland
14 - 14 (100)
5 - 12 (42)
North Hobart Recreation Reserve
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Jumper: 12 Goals: 2 Points: 0Best
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1947-08-17
New South Wales
VS
New South Wales 2nd 18
21 - 21 (144)
13 - 16 (94)
Trumper Park
Position: Rov Rank: Player Jumper: 6 Goals: 4 Points: 0Best
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1950-06-10
Sydney AFL
VS
Newcastle FL
16 - 16 (108)
6 - 11 (47)
Erskineville Oval (post 1940)
Position: Rov Rank: Player Jumper: 3 Goals: 4 Points:
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1950-06-11
Sydney AFL
VS
South West District Football League
18 - 18 (116)
15 - 22 (112)
Trumper Park
Position: FP Rank: Player Goals: Points: 1
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1950-07-20
Australian Amateurs
VS
New South Wales
11 - 11 (79)
9 - 6 (60)
Exhibiton Ground, Brisbane
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Position: Rov Rank: Player Goals: 2 Points:
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1950-07-24
New South Wales
VS
Canberra
21 - 21 (139)
7 - 11 (53)
Brisbane Cricket Ground
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Position: FP Rank: Player Goals: 4 Points:
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1950-07-26
Queensland
VS
New South Wales
3 - 3 (24)
6 - 4 (40)
Brisbane Cricket Ground
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Position: HFF Rank: Player Goals: Points:
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1950-07-29
New South Wales
VS
Tasmania
13 - 13 (95)
23 - 16 (154)
Trumper Park
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Position: FP Rank: Player Jumper: 4 Goals: 3 Points: 4Best
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1951-06-09
Sydney AFL
VS
Newcastle FL
23 - 23 (166)
3 - 2 (20)
Trumper Park
Position: Rov Rank: Player Goals: 4 Points: