Wally Culpitt

Walter Henry "Wally" Culpitt[1] (14 January 1918 – 15 October 1994)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the VFL during the 1940s.

Wally Culpitt
Personal information
Full name Walter Henry Culpitt
Date of birth 14 January 1918
Place of birth Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia
Date of death 15 October 1994(1994-10-15) (aged 76)
Original team(s) East Hawthorn
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1940–1948 Hawthorn 125 (116)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1948.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Culpitt was a key position player and started his career in defence. The 1943 season saw him pushed to full forward and he topped Hawthorn's goalkicking with 43 goals, and again the following season with 57 goals. For the rest of his career he was used mostly at fullback and it was in that position that he was chosen to represent Victoria at the 1947 Hobart Carnival. It had been a good year for Culpitt, he won Hawthorn's best and fairest and finished equal third in the Brownlow Medal count.

When Culpitt left Hawthorn he accepted a position as captain-coach of Wimmera's team of Minyip. After two years in Minyip, culpitt was on the move. In 1951 he coached Kyneton and the following year he coached Castlemaine to the Bendigo Football League premiership.[3]


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