James "Judy" Masters

James (Judy) Masters was born in Balgownie, Southern NSW in 1898. Part of a football family, Masters captained his school team at the age of 12. He joined Balgownie in 1901 and was selected for the senior team at the age of 15 in 1904. Masters went on to captain Balgownie, South Coast, NSW and Australia. He played 22 times for the national team, including 13 full internationals, scoring 12 goals and captaining from 1923 to 1925. Know as the ‘Little Master’, he was recognised in his centre forward role as one of Australia’s best players before and during his time. Masters joined the army in World War One and led an AIF team formed in France in 1918. During a career spanning 400 club and representative games, Masters was never cautioned by a referee. He died in 1955.