Gil Box

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Henry Box
Born
Friday, 14th July, 1916
Current Age
106 years and 135 days

Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 52 5 -   - 15 31 20 1 59.62% List
NRL Finals 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
City Cup 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown NSWRFL 1939 7 1 -   - 3 2 5 0 28.57% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1941 14 3 -   - 9 9 5 0 64.29% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1942 15 - -   - - 9 6 0 60.00% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1943 14 - -   - - 10 3 1 71.43% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1944 1 1 -   - 3 1 0 0 100.00% List
Balmain NSWRFL 1946 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Overall 1939-1946 52 5 0   0 15 31 20 1 59.62% List

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newtown 1939 7 1 -   - 3 2 5 0 28.57% List
Balmain 1941-44, 1946 45 4 -   - 12 29 15 1 64.44% List
Overall 1939-1946 52 5 0   0 15 31 20 1 59.62% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Balmain 1941-42 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% List
Overall 1941-1942 2 0 0   0 - 0 2 0 0.00% List

Your Say

Paul Box says: Gil Box was my father. Born 14 July 1916. He lived at Glebe in the heart of Tiger territory and played Junior League with the Roselle Club where he won an A Grade Premiership in 1937. He was graded with neighbouring Newtown in 1939 and played around 7 first grade games with them in 1939-40. League records show him has H. Box which was correct - his Christian name was Henry.
He commenced his career with Balmain in 1941 with his last game with the club at the end of 1946. Balmain & NRL records show him as G. Box. The "Gil" was a nickname and he was known as Gil/Gilly during his Balmain career.
Dad was the first grade half back with Balmain between 1941-43 with Jim Quealey five eight. The Balmain Club have confirmed from their records that Dad played around 14 first grade games in each of those years, including a Semi Final against St George in 1943.
Following the arrival at Balmain of Pat Devery, who played for Australia & Stan Ponchard as the halves in 1944 Dad then played the next 3 years mainly in reserve grade. Balmain reserve grade side was part of the clubs golden era winning both the first and reserve grade premierships in 1944 & 1946. Dad was the half back in both reserve grade premierships.
At the end of the 1945 season the Balmain club had a tour of Qld playing 5 games. According to newspaper reports Dad played a big roll in Balmains win over Townsville. Playing on that tour was Harry Bath making one of his first appearances with the Club before his First Grade debut in 1946.
After leaving Balmain in 1946 Dad took up a captain/coach position with country side Grenfell in 1947. The side playing in the Maher Cup competition with moderate success. He retired from football after the 1947 season.
Paul Box (18/11/2014)

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