DUAL premiership player Dick Fenton-Smith has passed away, aged 89.
A member of the 1957 and 1959 premiership teams, Fenton-Smith played 50 games in the red and blue throughout the late 1950s.
Originally from the Ormond Amateurs, he earned his spot on the final training list in 1957 and made his debut in Round 2 against Collingwood at the MCG. He went on to play 18 games and kick 18 goals in his first season.
Fenton-Smith, who wore the No.1 guernsey across his three-year career, continued his impressive form into the next two seasons, switching between a variety of positions, from ruck to defence.
Following his retirement at the end of the 1959 season, he joined SANFL side Sturt in Adelaide.
He later served on Melbourne’s committee and was also named a ‘Hero’ of the club during its 150th celebrations in 2008.
The Melbourne Football Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Fenton-Smith family, teammates and colleagues at this very sad time.
Players will wear black armbands during Round 5 of the 2021 season in recognition of Fenton-Smith’s contributions to the club.