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Pigeon veteran takes a spin on JC Lowe

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September 06, 2017

Frank Lowe, grandson of JC Lowe, and possibly the YFNC’s oldest living former player, took a spin around the oval named after his grandfather, driven by Yarrawonga’s Kevin Holgate.

Frank Lowe, born 1925, is to the best of the Yarrawonga Football Netball Club’s knowledge, the oldest living former Pigeon player aged 93.

Frank first played in 1940, at age 15, and went on to play more than 100 games for Yarrawonga.
He was a noted rover and goal kicker, leading the club goal kicking in 1951 and Frank also captained the Yarrawonga Reserves 1964 Premiership side.
Frank took a turn around JC Lowe Oval at Yarrawonga’s recent home game, travelling in a 1925 Chevrolet, originally owned by the ground’s namesake John (J.C.) Lowe. Frank is the grandson of J.C. Lowe.
Coincidentally, Frank was born in the same year that the Chevy was built, 1925.
The car was purchased by J.C.Lowe from Bruce Pigdon’s Grandfather, J.H.A. Pigdon.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the naming of the J.C. Lowe Oval which was officiated by the then Shire of Yarrawonga in 1987.
J.C. Lowe was instrumental in the formative years of the Yarrawonga Football Club in the 1880s and was an accomplished footballer as well as serving 50 years as secretary and president.
J.C. Lowe was made a Life Member of the Yarrawonga Football Club in 1932, and was one of the seven original trustees of the Grove Park.

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