Full Name: PERCY ELLINGSEN
Date of Birth: 18/07/1895
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-7 )
Debut: 15/06/1912, Round 9, Geelong
Last Game: 31/08/1912, Round 18, Geelong
Total Games: 6
Total Goals: 5
Percy was a fiery rover and forward-pocket. A local Geelong boy, he had brief stints with Richmond and Melbourne before transferring to Geelong.
He also won the country district's swimming championship at the Richmond baths in 1912. Although a Geelong boy he was unhappy at being overlooked by that club as a junior and began his League career with Richmond.
In the 1913 pre season he wrote to the Richmond secretary advising he had done a lot of swimming over summer and was "as brown as a South Sea Islander".
Outside of Richmond, his highest goal tally in the VFL was 6 for Geelong in Round 8 of 1917 against Richmond. He had several run-ins with umpires during his playing career. Reported for an indiscretion during the 1918 season, he was subsequently suspended for eight games. Paradoxically, he later became an umpire, after retiring as a player and umpired in the Geelong District League between 1927 and 1929. Percy then officiated in 51 senior VFL matches between 1930 and 1933, including the first semi-final of 1931.
East Geelong Juniors 1910-11 ( Premiership 1910 ).
Melbourne 1913, Games 2, Goals 1
East Geelong Juniors 1914 ( Honours - Premiership 1914 )
Geelong 1915, !917-19, Games 36, Goals 52 ;
North Melbourne VFA 1920 ;
Footscray VFA 1921, Games 10, Goals 23 ;
Geelong VFA 1922, Games 13, Goals 4 ( Honours - Captain 1922 ) ;
Barwon Captain/Coach 1923-26.