The St George AFC is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Club Legend Dale Dalton at the age of 76. As a Life member of the club, Dale was inducted into the St George Hall of Fame in 2003.
Dale Dalton joined St George in 1966, as a 22-year-old from Perth. Playing mostly as a midfielder in the No 4 jumper, Dale was an instant star with the Dragons winning the Best and Fairest award in his first season. He backed up this achievement twice more, winning the best and fairest award in 1968 and again in 1974. He was also the clubs leading senior goalkicker in 1967.
Dale also enjoyed a distinguished representative playing career, being selected for Sydney and NSW Representative teams, seven times between 1967 and 1969. Dale coached the Club U19s from 1972 until 1975 and remarkably won four premierships in four years, including an amazing undefeated season in 1974. Dale took on the senior coaching role in 1976, and as a playing coach took the Dragons to third place on the ladder.
In a career spanning 200 Senior club games, Dale retired as a player in 1977. Fittingly, in his final season with St George, he won the prestigious Sydney AFL Phelan Medal, effectively ending his playing career as the best and fairest player in the Sydney competition for season 1977.
The club honours the memory of the great Dale Dalton, and his fine contribution to our club over many years. We extend our very deepest condolences to his wife Sylvia, and sons, Troy, Todd and Chris, and we look forward to an ongoing Dalton presence at Olds Park for many years to come.