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Read remembered for Hamilton success

FORMER Hamilton premiership player and coach, Jim Read, passed away suddenly at the weekend, aged 76.

The 1970 captain coach of the Magpies came from St Kilda where he played a pivotal role in the Saints’ only VFL/AFL premiership in 1966, finishing his tenure with 76 games.

He arrived at Hamilton via Mooroopna and spent two years here with the 1970 campaign finishing with a premiership, while his second season ended after losing the first semi-final.

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