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Allpress, Val

Born
Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Australian Football Club Administrator and Sports Administrator

Summary

Val Allpress was appointed secreatry of the University of Melbourne Australian football club, University Blues, in 1983. Her husband was an umpire and in 1982, after coming home from umpiring a grand final in which the Blues had been beaten again, she remarked that 'What they need is a good woman to organise them'. Shortly afterwards, she was asked to accept the job as secretary.

Sources used to compile this entry: Senyard, June, The Ties that Bind: A History of Sport at the University of Melbourne, Walla Walla Press, Petersham, New South Wales, 2004.

Nikki Henningham

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