Hampton Rovers champion Doug Arnold was made a Big V Champion in 2012 and was represented by three generations of Arnold’s on the day his induction. After returning from the war as a fighter pilot, Doug captained the Big V each year from 1948 – 51 and was also captain of the All Australian amateurs in1950 and 1951. Arnold played for Rovers in their golden generation post war when they won the C (1946), B (1947) and then A Section (1951) premierships of the VAFA.
Big V Career
- 8 games 1948-51
- Captain (8 games) 1948-51
- 2 AAFC Carnivals (1948, 1951)
- AAFC Carnival Captain (1948, 1951)
- All Australian Captain 1950-51