Percival Frederick Douglas

Percival Douglas was one of the founders of the ACT Cricket Association in 1922 and was President from the time of its foundation until 1929. He donated the cup for First Grade competition premiers, now known as the Douglas Cup. This cup is still awarded each year to the First Grade Premiers.

Douglas was the Vice President of the Canberra Australian National Football League in 1925 and President in 1926 and 1927, as well as Canberra’s delegate to the Australian National Football Council in 1927.

He was President of the Ainslie Tennis Club and a senior official of the Canberra Amateur Swimming Club for a number of years.

In 1933 Percival was awarded Life Membership of the Canberra Amateur Swimming Association. In 1925 he and several others founded the Canberra Racing Club and Percival became the Club’s first Vice President.

During the Second World War, aged nearly 60, he was the Chief Marshall at various sports carnivals held at Manuka Oval to raise funds for war-related charities.

1908                Amateur Heavyweight Boxing Champion of Australia

1922-29           President ACT Cricket Association

1925                Vice President Canberra Australian National Football League

1926-27           President Canberra Australian National Football League

1922-29           President ACT CricketAssociation

1925                Vice President Canberra Australian National Football League

1926-27           President Canberra Australian National Football League

 

ALL-ROUND

Born: 10 February 1887

Deceased: 25 May 1955

Inducted: 1996

 

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