1960

1960 saw Laurie Chynoweth take over the reins again as coach from Bert Outen who became unavailable. Lindsay Dowling was captain. The Club also welcomed a number of new recruits including Graeme Upton, Peter Kagan, Graham Burton, Chris Hense, Wayne Ford, John Silver and Des Lockhart.

After the disappointing 1959 season, things looked up in 1960.

The Club achieved 10 wins and 8 losses including victories over the eventual premiers and runners up. In fact, the Club finished in 4th position by 2 points from University Reds after University Reds had drawn with Old Carey. If University Reds had won that game, their percentage would have carried them into 4th position and Old Trinity would have dropped to 5th. Old Carey also played a further role in the composition of the four that season in that Old Trinity played Old Carey in the last game of the season. The lead changed 5 times in the last quarter but Old Trinity was able to run out winners by 14 points.

Whilst the Club was not successful in the finals, it was noteworthy that 3 veterans from the original 1955 team played in them. These were Bruce Heard, Bruce Wardrop and Peter Birrell. Also, Lindsay Dowling finished 2nd on the E Section goal scoring list at the end of the home and away season.

The Club thus entered the 60’s with high hopes of greater success.

Awards for 1960

Best and Fairest: Bruce Hotton
Runner-up: Roger Petty
Best First Year Player: Des Lockhart
Most Improved Player: Syd Mattison
Most Consistent Player: Warner Veale
Best Clubman: Graham Humphreys