The Old Paradians Association was saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Serong (1953). 

Bill was a member of Collingwood’s famous 1958 Premiership over Melbourne playing 98 games for Collingwood and 16 games for North Melbourne winning a Best and Fairest Award in 1962. Bill was runner-up in the Brownlow Medal in his Premiership year.

It was said of Bill that he has everything a top player needs; speed, height, strength, and an ability to kick strongly with either foot. On his day he could dominate a game. Bill had been a teacher and lawyer in his professional career. 

At Parade, Bill was a champion sportsman and beyond football, Bill was a champion handballer winning state and national titles. He was named in the Old Paradian Football Team of the Century at a celebration in 2011.

More details on the life of Bill Serong can be found here