Inductee-portrait-Miles-Sellers.jpgBorn February 23, 1905,
Died September 10, 1971
Recruited Box Hill
Guernsey 25 (1925-27), 8 (1928-31), not known (1932, 1934)
Debut Order 13
Played 1925-1932, 1934
First Game Round 1 1925
Last Game Round 18 1934
Games 98
Goals 65
Captain 1928
Best All-Rounder 1928 (Best & Fairest)
State Games 7
Life Member 1956
VFL Goal Umpire 1944-1952
Games 131
HFC Time Keeper 1954-1971 

Sellers was born in St Kilda, the eldest child of Alfred Thomas Sellers and Florence Pearce.  After commencing his football career with Ferntree Gully he joined Box Hill for a season before playing in Hawthorn’s first game in their inaugural season in the VFL in 1925 until 1934, as a follower and forward.  He had a stand out season in 1928, he was named captain, won the award of Best All-Rounder (Best & Fairest) and was equal first for Hawthorn Brownlow votes tying with John Sharpley. 

In what might be considered somewhat unusual, in 1934 Sellers returned to Hawthorn to play what was believed at the time his 100th Game in the final round of the season.  He had been serving as captain and coach of the local Auburn Football Club having just won the Best & Fairest Award that year.  

Retiring as a player, Sellers returned to Hawthorn and contributed outstanding sterling service as a coach and team manager of the under age teams and assisted with recruiting and talent spotting for the senior sides. 

He played District cricket for eight years with Hawthorn East Melbourne and in 1944 he returned to the VFL as a goal umpire and officiated in 131 games till then end of the 1952 season.  Sellers remained an an active member at Hawthorn including the Past Players & Officials association, receiving Life Membership in 1956.  He was a Timekeeper with both the 1st and 2nd 18’s from 1954 until he passed away in 1971.