Mr Alfred J Watson ’24 †

Following an outstanding sporting career at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Alf went on to represent Australia in athletics at two Olympic games – in Amsterdam in 1928 and in Berlin in 1936. He won the 440-yard hurdles at the Melbourne Centenary Games in 1934 and won a bronze medal in the 110 yards relay at the Empire Games (now known as the Commonwealth Games) in Sydney in 1938. In a long and distinguished career, he won 16 Victorian Championships and 5 Australian Championships in the 110 yard and 440 yard hurdles. Alf will always be known as Ivanhoe Grammar’s ‘First Olympian’. Fidelis Usque ad Mortem

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