Harry Coventry - Summary of Football Career
Information drawn from various sources: daily newspapers such as The Advocate, The North-West Post and The Examiner proving especially useful for the match by match research of his playing career in Tasmania.
Season Team Games Notes
1910 Launceston 2 umpired NWFU roster matches early in season, then joined Launceston for 2 matches in September
1911 Mersey 3 plus at least one representative game for NWFU
1912 Mersey 13
1913 Latrobe 11 plus at least one representative game for NWFU
1914 Latrobe 9
1915 Latrobe 0 only a few games played by clubs in NWFU, numbers enlisting in the services forced closure of season. Coventry doesn't appear in any game.
1916 Latrobe 0 no NWFU football due to World War One
1917 Latrobe 0 no NWFU football due to World War One
1918 Latrobe 0 no NWFU football due to World War One
1919 Latrobe 0 no NWFU football due to soldiers returning from World War One, and the influenza epidemic
1920 Latrobe 0 Coventry didn’t play prior to July, and whilst July onwards not researched in full yet, Latrobe played only a handful of games anyway
1921 Latrobe 9
1922 Latrobe 6 may have played one or two other games at start of July - research incomplete
1923 Latrobe 14
1924 Latrobe 1
1925 Latrobe 2
1926 Latrobe 2
1927 Latrobe 14 Captained the side for much of season following Mal Woodfull’s withdrawal due to wife’s death
Total so far about 88 first-class games. A handful of NWFU representative games may yet be discovered to take tally over 90, but seriously doubt if it will reach 100.

The number of NWFA games played from 1897 to 1908, and NWFL games in 1909, also appears to be less than 100.

Latrobe disbanded as a club in the very late 1890s, and didn't settle back into extended competition run until 1903. The maximum number of games played by Latrobe in each season from 1903 to 1909 is as follows: 18, 18, 12, 15, 10, 8, 8. = 89

That leaves Coventry with, at the most, about 180-190 senior games, not the ridiculous figure of 500 which has been published in the past.

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