Full Name: ALLAN COOKE
Date of Birth: 09/04/1930
Height: 185 cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 85 kg ( 13-5 )
Debut: 30/04/1949, Round 3, North Melbourne
Last Game: 03/05/1958, Round 4, Fitzroy
Total Games: 116
Total Goals: 54
Seasons: 1947-53, 1955-58
Total Games: 71
Honours: Best & Fairest 1957
Allan was a ruckman who worked his way up through Richmond’s Thirds and Seconds. A strongly built player, he spent 13 seasons at Richmond, winning Best and Fairests in the Under/19s in 1947 and the Reserves in 1957. His highest individual goal tally was 4, which he kicked against Collingwood in Round 5 of 1951 and Hawthorn in Round 2 of 1952. He later coached Mitcham for three seasons after leaving Richmond. He was a fine team man as a player and a grand club man in view of his years of service in various off field capacities. He became a member of the Match Committee in 1968 and was Chairman of Selectors between 1969 and 1985. Whilst in this position it was his idea to play Kevin Sheedy as a ruck-rover. He was awarded Life Membership in 1958 and was awarded the “Jack Titus” Medal, in 1992, in recognition of his services to football. A plumber, Allan now lives in Mitcham. His father, Edward, played 10 games for North Melbourne between 1929 and 1932.
Mitcham Juniors 1944-45 ( Honours - Best & Fairest U/17 1945 ).
Mitcham Captain/Coach 1959-61, Games 58 ; Vermont 1962-63, Games 38 ; Nunawading Senior Coach 1964.