All involved with the Melbourne Football Club Past and Present Players’ and Officials’ Association were saddened to hear of the recent death of Graeme Watson.

Hailing from Ormond Amateurs, Watson played 18 games for Melbourne throughout 1964 and 1965, wearing No. 17. He made a steady transition from football to cricket, going on to play in five Tests and two one-day internationals for Australia. While his career was unfortunately affected by injury, Watson also achieved a rare honour, becoming the first player ever to represent three states – Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales – playing in a Shield winning side in the west.

Following his sporting career, Watson went on to become a successful architect, particularly focusing on sports stadium management.

We offer our most sincere condolences to Graeme’s wife Jan, to his daughters Laura and Louisa, and to all his family and friends at this difficult time.