A Tribute to George

A Legend of the WAFL and a member of the AFL's Hall of Fame

George Ronald Doig was born in Fremantle on 25th May 1913, the youngest son of Charles Alexander Doig and Isabella Brand Doig. Other children of this marriage were Linda May Doig (born 1910) and Charles George Doig (born 1912).

By the time George was born, the Doig family had already laid the foundations of a football dynasty in Fremantle.

George Doig

According to Dolph Heinrichs;

“He was as fine a ground player as he was a high mark, and he led out at a tremendous pace. His turning was frequently the despair of opposing backs. On the move, he seldom failed to goal and his ratio of goals to behinds must have been 4:1. As a screw shot (torpedo) with his left foot his deadliness has never been approached. Game to the core, he was as fair in his methods and as unselfish as any player who ever donned a guernsey.”