Thomas Wentworth Wills
Cricketer & joint creator of Australian Rules Football

Thomas Wentworth Wills (commonly known as "Tom" or "Tommy") was born on the 19 August 1835 in an area near present day Canberra. At the age of four his family moved to Western Victoria and at the age of ten he was sent to Melbourne to Brickwood's Academy for further schooling. As was common at the time, at the age of fourteen, he was sent by sailing ship to England where he enrolled at The Rugby School in the midlands. During his stay he excelled in sport, particularly at cricket playing at the county level. He returned to Melbourne in 1856.

This list of web pages tell the story of his involvement in the development of Australian Rules Football and his cricketing career.

Australian Rules Football - Cricket - His family history