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Roy Cazaly (1893–1963)

Roy Cazaly, legendary figure of Australian football, died in Hobart tonight at the age of seventy.

Cazaly, the man whose leap caused the cry "up there Cazaly" had been in ill health for the past five years.

He was a remarkably fit man until his early 60's.

He began his football career with St. Kilda in 1909 at the age of 15.

For eleven seasons he played with that club winning the best and fairest awards during the final two.

He played with South Melbourne for four seasons, making the Victorian team each year, and coached the Minyip country side in 1925.

He then returned to South Melbourne for another two seasons, making a total span of 18 years play in Melbourne football.

He went to Tasmania in 1928 and coached various teams.

He coached Hawthorn in the V.F.L. in 1942-43 and returned to Hobart afterwards to coach a police team to State Premiership honours in the service competition.

He played in social games when about fifty and built up a busy physiotherapy business in Hobart which in recent years has been managed by his son, Roy Cazaly Jn

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