Powerful connections at Dublin

With Port Power currently sitting on the top of the AFL ladder, and Port Adelaide celebrating its 150th year,w e thought we’d check out some of their old players.

One of Port’s former and very celebrated footballers was Lew Roberts, whose father Harold was a highly respected headmaster of Dublin school from 1917 to 1933.

Lew was born in 1918, and grew up in Dublin with his two brothers.

Naturally his schoolmates later barracked for Port (or so they said!) because of his stellar career there.

Lew played 179 games for Port Adelaide in the SANFL, from 1937 to 1948, coached in 1948, and also represented the state.

He won the best and fairest in 1946 and was inducted into the Port Adelaide Hall of Fame, and his picture is hanging on the wall at the club.

His brother Bob played for Port too, but both ended up moving to Melbourne to live. Lew died in 2001, and his ashes were scattered on Port Adelaide’s oval.

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