Senior clubs West Adelaide ; Sturt ; Glenelg. Recruited from West Adelaide ; Sturt Henry Richard Head, better known as 'Dick', made his West Adelaide debut in , and by the following season was being listed among the best players after virtually every match. At the age of 22, Head was awarded the Magarey Medal. A member of South Australia's victorious carnival side of , he was state captain in After a break for the war, Head was back with Westies in , and although he was a touch slower than in his heyday his name still appeared frequently on the best player lists.
Head made his league debut in as a teenager, and, in , became just the second ever West Adelaide player to win a Magarey Medal , following on from teammate James Tierney 's win in The Register described him as a deserving winner of the award. On the ground he was too clever for all opponents, and in the air about the only player who eclipsed him was Hutton, of Norwood. Much of the success which West Adelaide achieved was due to his wonderful skill, resourcefulness and judgment, with which he associated considerable speed, absolute unselfishness and a gentlemanly demeanor. If anybody deserves the Magarey medal, Head does. He was appointed club captain in and also captained the South Australia interstate side that year. Head was chosen to represent South Australia more often than not during his career, playing 17 games in total for his state.
An excellent mark and a superb kick, he covered so much ground during the course of a game that he "was worth three ordinary men". At the age of 22, Head was awarded the Magarey Medal. The following year he was appointed West's vice-captain, and in he assumed the captaincy.
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