The Doug Patterson Perpetual Trophy – Best Team Player
Doug Patterson had a long and distinguished career as a player and administrator at the Mentone Football Club. A local boy, Doug was a diminutive rover, playing initially for the juniors during the 1920s, and then eventually breaking into the seniors, where he played in the 1st Mentone FC Premiership team in 1928.
He became a regular senior player featuring in the club’s losing Grand Final team in 1932. Doug played in the senior 1935 Premiership team and also won the Club Best and Fairest player award on two occasions.
A Life Member, patron, and generous benefactor to the club, Doug also served on the Committee and was a regular attendee at matches and social functions until well into his eighties. Doug is fondly remembered by all who knew him, as he personified the team spirit of the club he loved so much.