Charlie Gill

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
1923
Died
1986

Biography

Newcastle prop was selected for NSW in 1951-52 before taking his place in the three-Test series against NZ in 1952. Gill toured with the 1952-53 Kangaroos at year’s end, playing in 20 matches in England and France, including the Second Test against Great Britain at Swinton. Gill played in the match against the American 'All-Stars' in 1953 while playing for Norths Newcastle before joining P’matta as first grade captain in 1954.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
City vs Country Firsts 4 - -   - - 1 3 0 25.00% List
Interstate Matches 7 - -   - - 4 3 0 57.14% List
Tour Matches Newcastle Firsts (AU) 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Country Carnival 4 1 -   - 3 0 4 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Firsts 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Tour Matches Australia 30 5 1   - 17 22 7 1 73.33% List
Test Series 7 - -   - - 2 5 0 28.57% List
The Ashes 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New South Wales Country Firsts 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
NRL 18 3 1   - 11 3 15 0 16.67% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1952-53 7 - -   - - 2 5 0 28.57% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle (AU) 1947, 1951-53 4 1 -   - 3 1 3 0 25.00% List
Possibles (AU) 1950-51, 1954 3 1 -   - 3 1 1 1 33.33% List
NSW Country Firsts 1950-53 5 1 -   - 3 2 3 0 40.00% List
NSW Firsts 1951-53 10 - -   - - 6 4 0 60.00% List
Kangaroos 1953 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1954 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Coalfields 1956 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall1947-1956 25 3 0   0 9 11 13 1 44.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta NSWRFL 1954 18 3 1   - 11 3 15 0 16.67% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Parramatta 1954 18 3 1   - 11 3 15 0 16.67% List

Your Say

  • George Franki
    28/03/2011

    Charlie Gill is not mentioned much now. Years ago, at the SCG Members' Bar I had a few drinks with Ferris Ashton, a team mate of Gill's in the 1952/3 Kangaroos. I recall Ashton saying that Gill was a terrific forward.

  • Matthew Woolston
    09/10/2017

    Charlie rose through the Juniors at the Northern Suburbs (Newcastle) Bluebags then on to represent Newcastle,NSW and finally representing Australia.Fondly remembered.

  • Ron Weekes
    27/04/2018

    Charlie Gill was my coach in the Newcastle 2nd division in the early 1960s. Charlie even played a few games with the team.
    During that time our team was known as Lambton United.
    From memory I think Charlie was about forty three years of age.
    Even at that age he was far away the best foreward in the team.
    Lambton United players were considered not quite up to reserve grade standard ,and some like myself were shift workers that could not get to training on a regular basis.

  • matthew woolston
    13/08/2019

    Charlie was a product of the Northern Suburbs club in Newcastle. He was named in the Northern Suburbs (Newcastle) top 17 players of all time.

  • Stephen McLauchlan
    04/01/2021

    Charlie Gill coached our team the Under 14 League side, "Shortland Black Devils" in about 1965. I remember him being a big tough man with formidable eyebrows. He was a terrific coach for us young boys, someone you looked up to. He always praised effort no matter if you won or lost the game.

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