Doug Arnold a Big V Champion
Published: Saturday 7th July 2012 12:00 AM by HRAFC
1951 Hampton Rovers A Section Premiership captain Doug Arnold was inducted as a Big V Champion at Friday’s VAFA Big V Lunch.
Doug was one of three champions inducted into the prestigious group with John Jones and Shane Maguire also inducted.
Between 1948 and 1951, Doug Arnold was one of the first picked for the Big V, captaining the side in each of those years. He was an All-Australian in 1950 and 1951. He played in the Australian Amateur Carnivals in 1948 and 1951 where he was also captain.
Doug captained the Hampton Rovers between 1948 and 1951. His final year as skipper was when the club won its sole A Section Premiership in the VAFA. He won the senior Best & Fairest on four occasions, is a Life Member of the club and was inducted into the Hampton Rovers Hall of Fame in 2004.
A short video played at the VAFA Big V function is available on the Hampton Rovers Facebook page >>