Full Name: RAY ALLSOPP
Date of Birth: 20/12/1933
Height: 166 cm ( 5-5 1/2 )
Weight: 71 kg ( 11-3 )
Debut: 28/05/1955 , Round 7 , St Kilda
Last Game: 29/08/1959 , Round 18 , Hawthorn
Total Games: 54
Total Goals: 69
Honours: Victorian Representative 1957 , Games 3 , Goals 5
Seasons: 1955-56 , 1958-59
Total Games: 21
Total Goals: 34
Ray was a rover and although only small , he was a courageous player who read the play very well . He joined Richmond from Collegians and was a regular member of the senior team during his five seasons . In 1957 , he was runner-up in the Best & Fairest award and also earned state selection . His highest individual goal tally was 5 against Footscray in Round 2 of 1958 . Ray played as an Amateur and played in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Australian Football demonstration game . Ray played for the AFL/VFA team against the VAFA ( Amateurs ) the game being won by the VAFA . Because the Olympics was strictly for amateur athletes , only footballers who were amateurs were eligible for selection for the VFL/VFA team . Other Richmond players selected in the VFL/VFA team were Vic Naismith and Frank Dunin . After leaving Richmond Ray played in a Premiership side with Oakleigh in 1960 before later coaching Collegians in the VAFA .
Ray also played with the Richmond Cricket Club Senior XI in 1952-53 and 1959-60 . Batting 22 times he scored 731 runs with two 100's and three 50's and a highest score of 155 . In 1959/60 he won the Club Champion award . Ray also played cricket with University between 1953 and 1956 where he batted 13 times and scored 190 runs with a highest score of 74 . Ray was selected for the Victorian Colts XI during his time with University . Ray holds a Commerce Degree and worked as an investment advisor and schoolteacher , before becoming involved in the promotion of junior football . He comes from a sporting family , with his father , Arthur , a former Victorian Cricketer and sister Nola , a state softball representative .
Wesley College Junior Teams ; University Blacks 1953-54 , Games 36 ( Honours - Blue Award ) ; Collegians 1955
Oakleigh 1960 , Games 14 , Goals 24 ( Honours - Premiership 1960 ) ; Collegians 1965-66 ( Honours - Seniors Coach 1965-66 )