Vale Mick Buggy & Col Newcombe

20 July 2017

R.I.P past Player Mick Buggy & Trophy Partner Col Newcombe

The Club is very sad to hear of the passing of past player Mick Buggy, who died in Queensland after a battle with cancer on 15 July at the age of 70.

Mick came straight into the senior team after leaving SBC in 1965, heritage listed player 52, and played 51 games for the Club.

He was a tough, determined rover in his early games and developed into a courageous and reliable defender.

He worked as a Sheriff in Melbourne before retiring to Queensland with his wife Kerrie some years ago.

The was also saddened to hear that Col Newcombe from Ascot Vale Sports & Trophies passed away. Col was a strong supporter of the club, with a lot of additional personal work done in supplying medals/trophies, and updating cups and shields for over 20 years.

Col lost a very tough and battle with cancer recently, and he high esteem he was held in was evident, when the local sporting community rallied around his family, holding a large charity fund raiser on his/their behalf.

Thoughts prayers and condolences, go out to the Buggy and the Newcombe families at this most difficult time.


The Committee