Interview with Frank Dixon – Part 1


Interview with Frank Dixon:

Frank Dixon NSWAFL Vice President, State CoachFrank first began playing football with a junior club, the Daceyville Waratahs in about 1926 and was later called up to the South Sydney Club where he went on to play over 150 first grade games.

He was a natural born leader and extremely popular figure in the league. He captained and coached South Sydney between 1934-39, taking the side to premierships in 1934 & 35 and runner up in 1936 & 37. He represented NSW on 9 occasions and state captain from 1935-37. Wounded in the war he turned to coaching the NSW between1947-52 he was appointed coach NSW State Team. Frank later entered local politics where he became Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney between 1960-62 with the then newly constructed grandstand at Trumper Park, Paddington named after him in recognition of his services to the game.  He was captain,  player then captain and coach of South Sydney Football Club ”

interviewed by Ian Granland, President of the Society

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