The Australian Rules
footballer from Albert Park, Victoria, whose name gave rise to the call "Up there, Cazaly." Coined in the 1920s, the expression is synonymous with the need for a little extra effort and was used widely by Australian soldiers during the Second World War
Born in 1883, Cazaly played 393 senior
games of Australian Rules football in a career
that spanned forty years. He played with three clubs in the Victoria
n Football League (VFL), St Kilda, South Melbourne
and Hawthorn, as well as Association Teams in Melbourne and Tasmania
Cazaly is well-known for his impeccable health
. He would train
every day, did not drink or smoke and shunned fried foods. A student
, Cazaly treated his own injuries. Always an optimist
, he once injured his knee and recognised it as a blessing in disguise as he perfected is left-foot kicking.
In his career Cazaly regularly kicked at least 70 m (75 yd) and could leap 1.5 m (5 ft) off the ground to take a mark. He died a legend on 10 October, 1963.