All Mennie 01The Club is saddened to hear and report of the passing of Allan Mennie, a Life Member and Hall of Fame member and sends its condolences to the family.

Allan commenced as a Mentone Football Club junior and won the Thirds Best and Fairest award in 1952 after playing in three consecutive premierships for that team.

Allan played eight games with St Kilda in 1955 and 1956 and enjoyed success with Moorabbin in the VFA before re-joining Mentone.

In his long career, Allan was regarded as one of the Federal League’s outstanding wingmen. Clever and skilful, he won the club's Senior Best and Fairest in 1960 and was awarded Life Membership in 1964. Allan also coached the Thirds from 1960 to 1965, including premierships in 1960 and 1961.

Allan had an outstanding football career and was the coaching mentor of a number of young men who went onto to achieve senior premiership success in 1967 and 1968 and/or who furthered their careers in the VFL including Barry Breen pictured to Allan's left in the team pic. Allan was also an outstanding cricketer playing for the Mentone Cricket Club.

Rest in peace.

 

Allan Mennie Thirds

 

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