IN 1953 Portland Guardian stringer ‘Roundaman’ predicted that if well managed, 17-year-old Heywood champion forward Kevin Malseed could become the equal of some of the really good forwards to play the great game.
How right he was.
‘Roundaman’ had been writing about Heywood’s clash with Merino-Digby in which Malseed had kicked a Western District Football League record of 20 goals in a game in what was his debut senior season.
The young man they called “Mulga” went on to win the league goal kicking award that year with 115 and continued to win the league goal kicking award for 12 years to leave a legacy at the Heywood Football Netball Club that is still spoken of to this day.
Read more in Friday’s Portland Observer, January 10, 2014.