George Krepp

George Llewellyn Krepp (21 July 1912 – 16 August 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer who was highly successful in the West Australian National Football League (WANFL) playing for the Swan Districts Football Club.

George Krepp
Personal information
Date of birth 21 July 1912
Place of birth Nannine, Western Australia
Date of death 16 August 1973(1973-08-16) (aged 61)
Place of death Mandurah, Western Australia
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Position(s) wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1934–1939 Swan Districts 101[1]
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1939.
Career highlights
  • Sandover Medallist 1935[2]
  • WA State Team 1934,1935,1936,1937
  • Swan Medal 1934,1935,1936.[3]
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Krepp played for Midland Districts in 1933 and was awarded the Cecil Bros. Medal for the best and fairest player in the association.[4]

Picked up Swan Districts in 1934, Krepp played for most of the season.[5] Krepp had an impressive season and the 168 centimetres (5.5 ft) and 64 kilograms (141.1 lb) winger was pressing for state selection. He was noted for his sharp turns and evasive maneuvers and precise kicking skills with both feet.[6]

A speedy and rugged wingman,[7] Krepp was one of Swan Districts' best players and won the club's fairest and best award three times.

As part of his excellent 1935 season Krepp also played for the state team which was defeated by the Victorian side by 13 points. Krepp shone on the wing and was one of the few centre-line players who outplayed his opponent.[8] He was selected again to play for the state against South Australia later the same year.[9]

He was the first Swan Districts player to win a Sandover Medal when he tied with Lou Daily from Subiaco in 1935.[2][10]

He is named on the wing in the Swan Districts Team of the Century.[11]

In 1936 Krepp was gain selected to play for his state against the South Australians. Western Australia lost the game by a single point with Krepp playing a good game until he was injured late in the game and was replaced by "Bluey" Matthews.[12]

Krepp married Gladys Reid in 1939 in the Ross Memorial Church.[13]

In 1940 Krepp was awarded the fairest and best in the Goldfields Football League winning with 24 votes, 10 more than the next best player.[14] In 1941 Krepp announced he would be leaving to play for Saint Kilda Football Club in the Victorian Football League.[15]

References

  1. "Annual report 2011" (PDF). p. 52.
  2. East, Alan, ed. (2006). The Sandover Medal Men. pp. 91–95. ISBN 0-9775813-0-6.
  3. "Annual report 2011" (PDF). p. 15.
  4. "First Association footbal semi-final next saturday". New Call (846). Western Australia. 28 September 1933. p. 5. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  5. "Club jottings". The West Australian. 50 (9, 965). Western Australia. 8 June 1934. p. 10. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  6. "Good One With Swans". Sporting Globe. , (1254) (Edition1 ed.). Victoria, Australia. 8 August 1934. p. 8. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. "Full Points Footy – George Krepp". 2007. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  8. "Flashes from Leederville". New Call And Bailey's Weekly (934). Western Australia. 27 June 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  9. "Football". The Swan Express. XXXVI (26). Western Australia. 4 July 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  10. "Lou Daily And George Krepp Tie For Sandover Medal". New Call And Bailey's Weekly (947). Western Australia. 19 September 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  11. "Swan Districts Team of the Century". Archived from the original on 14 May 2011.
  12. "A thrill-packed struggle". New Call And Bailey's Weekly (990). Western Australia. 23 July 1936. p. 5. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  13. "Footballer Marries". The Daily News. LVII (20, 201). Western Australia. 27 December 1939. p. 1. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  14. "Football". The West Australian. 56 (16, 908). 12 September 1940. p. 12. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  15. "George Krepp goes to St. Kilda". The Mirror. 19 (972). Western Australia. 22 February 1941. p. 4. Retrieved 26 September 2017 via National Library of Australia.
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