About Victor Melville

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Claremont Tigers memories

Victor Melville, Ruckman, born June 1, 1955, made his league debut in 1974 having come from the Claremont juniors whilst occupied as an insurance consultant.at 6 feet four and 15 stone, he was big enough to make a hefty impression. Two seasons in South Australian football matured his approach to the game and  he returned a much more dedicated player. "I really believe that I can establish myself as a league footballer with Claremont," says Vic.

He was brought into help solve one of Claremont's key positional placings.  during his 21 games with West Adelaide he was often used as center half forward where his size and is adept use of the hand pass set up many scoring opportunities. Claremont have talented forwards available to play but Melville  is such a versatile player that he could easily be used around the field.
"I have a vastly different approach to the game now. My approach to training is different."

His role at Claremont before going to South Australia was basically as a Rockman. His big frame is naturally associated with rock work in his four league games were in that role. But he discovered that he really enjoyed the center half forward roll with less data gleaned and felt that he played some of his best football and attack. Melville was quite happy to receive  an approach from Claremont officials late last season about his returning home to Perth. He broke into league at 18 years of age but his first year was plagued with injury.

Vic opened his own insurance broking business since returning to Perth and was confident that he could successfully mix the two careers together, which he did.

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