Frank Sponberg

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Frank Anthony Sponberg
Born
Sunday, 18th May, 1913
Died
Saturday, 17th June, 2000 (Aged 87 years and 30 days)
Place Of Birth
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Walter Sponberg

Biography

C’bury junior played for Wests in the early 1930s, making his debut for NSW in 1933, before playing lock in Wests' 1934 final win over Easts. Punishing in defence - fast and a great cover defender - Sponberg returned to the newly promoted C’bury club in 1935 and was chosen as a reserve forward in two matches for NSW. Broken ribs suffered during the 1936 season ruled him out of all representative fixtures that year and while he did not play rep football again, Sponberg was an integral part of the C’bury team that captured the club’s first premiership in 1938.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW Firsts 1933-34 3 1 -   - 3 3 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1933-35 4 2 -   - 6 4 0 0 100.00% List
NSW City Possibles 1933 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Sydney Firsts 1936 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Seconds 1938 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Rest of NSW Firsts 1942 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1933-1942 11 3 0   0 9 8 3 0 72.73% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1932 11 1 -   - 3 9 2 0 81.82% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1933 12 1 -   - 3 4 7 1 33.33% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1934 15 3 -   - 9 13 2 0 86.67% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1935 15 2 -   - 6 2 13 0 13.33% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1936 14 3 -   - 9 9 3 2 64.29% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1937 8 3 -   - 9 4 4 0 50.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1938 15 3 -   - 9 12 1 2 80.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1939 13 3 -   - 9 8 5 0 61.54% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1941 14 7 -   - 21 9 5 0 64.29% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1942 16 3 -   - 9 11 5 0 68.75% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1943 13 - -   - - 3 10 0 23.08% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1944 2 1 -   - 3 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1932-1944 148 30 0   0 90 84 59 5 56.76% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1932-34 38 5 -   - 15 26 11 1 68.42% List
Canterbury 1935-39, 1941-44 110 25 -   - 75 58 48 4 52.73% List
Overall 1932-1944 148 30 0   0 90 84 59 5 56.76% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1932, 1934 5 - -   - - 4 1 0 80.00% List
Canterbury 1935-1942 6 1 -   - 3 3 3 0 50.00% List
Overall 1932-1942 11 1 0   0 3 7 4 0 63.64% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1932-34 38 5 -   - 15 26 11 1 68.42% List
Canterbury 1935-39, 1941-44 118 30 2   - 94 62 52 4 52.54% List
Overall 1932-1944 156 35 2   0 109 88 63 5 56.41% List

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