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piTZROY cleared three of its leading

players to other clubs iosfr night.

Jack Toohey was cleared to Holbrook, N.S.W., as playing coach; Gordon Sier to Richmond, am

Kevin Hart to Carlton.

Toohey has played 41 games for Fitzroy in three seasons, and was con- sidered one of their most consistent players. Hart has also been with the club three seasons, and Sier two


Fitzroy refused an applica- tion by Harold Shillinglaw for clearance to Whitton, N.S.W., where he haa been offered a position as coach.

St. Kilda and Oakleigh were granted permission to inter- view Jack Collins, whose ser- vices are sought by both clubs.

The club has arranged to tour Tasmania during the car- nival games and will play a match against a team repre- senting the Tasmanian National Football League.

Cricketer trains

Michael Fitchett, a member of the Hawthorn-East Mel- bourne pennant cricket team which will play Melbourne in the pennant final next Satur- day, trained with the Hawthorn Football Club last night.

Fitchett, a 22-year-old, 12 stbne, 5ft. lOin. centreman, played with Scotch College from ' 1943 to 1945. After leaving 1 school, he piayeo. with the Old i Scotch Collegians from 1946~to


Another recruit who had his first run with the club last night was Brian Fraser, who played for Rosebud last year.

Signed up by Hawthorn last Sunday week, this 19-year-old, 13-stone, 6ft. player had- been sought by a number of other League clubs.

Bill Dalkin, who came to Hawthorn from Collingwood in 1946, has announced his retire- ment because of recurring in-

juries. He has played 38 games i with the senior side.

Two regulars who didn't train last night were Kevin Curran and Lionel Johnston. Both were slightly injured in a practice game last Saturday.