Season Summary: 1960

  

Williamstown entered the 1960's after the most successful period in the club's history.

 

The Seagulls won five premierships in six years during the 1950's (1954, 1955, 1957, 1958 & 1959), showcasing the dominance that the club had on the competition at the time.

 

The 1960 season saw a major transition at the Seagulls, with legendary ruckman Gerry Callahan deciding to pull the pin on his playing career, taking on a sole coaching role at the club in 1960.

 

1960 also proved to be a transition period for the Victorian Football Association itself, with the league moving some matches to a Sunday in an attempt to boost crowd attendances. This was to combat the ever-growing popularity of the then-VFL which had been impacting on the Association's audiences.

  

While Williamstown were unable to add to their premiership tally in 1960, going down to eventual premiers Oakleigh in a preliminary final, the club still finished with a very strong 18-4 win/loss record.

 

The biggest milestone to come out of the season was champion player and first-year captain Ray Smith breaking the club games record, in a season that saw him claim back-to-back best and fairest honours. 

 

 

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