Les Mumme Joins Footballs Hall of Fame April 2010 Story in “Tiger Talk”.
Originally from Collie, rover Les Mumme was a champion schoolboy footballer who arrived at Claremont in 1955. Tank-like in build, he made the most of his physique by imposing it on every contest with relentless determination. Tough, energetic and resourceful, he was almost invariably one of the first players chosen by the Western Australian selectors for matches against the Vics, and his 17 interstate appearances included many fine displays. Regarded as the consummate team player, he nevertheless had enough individual flair to secure two club fairest and best awards.
Mumme was also a key contributor to Claremont’s 1964 Grand Final win over East Fremantle, booting two goals and being listed high among his side’s best players. He may have boasted less natural skill than some of the rovers who succeeded him in the Western Australian team – the likes of Cable, Doncon and Walker – but he was by no means less effective or influential.
Author – John Devaney