Full Name: BILL BARROT
Date of Birth: 06/05/1944
Height: 180 cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 82 kg ( 12-12 )
Debut: 19/08/1961 , Round 17 , Geelong
Last Game: 08/08/1970 , Round 19 , Melbourne
Total Games: 121
Total Goals: 106
Honours: Premiership 1967, 1969 , Best & Fairest 1965 , Victorian Representative Team Games 11 Goals 10.
Seasons: 1961-1962, 1967-68, 1970
Total Games: 27
Total Goals: 11
Bill was a dynamic, match-winning centreman whose influence could turn a game. The main features of his game were his long raking drop-kicks and his fearless desire to win the ball at all costs. He was fast, strong, relentless and had the ability to move the ball quickly. He kept himself tremendously fit and as a result he was able to exert pressure on his opponents over the full four quarters. In Round 19 of 1969 against Carlton, he was transferred from the centre to full-forward where he kicked 8 goals, in three quarters. He could kick well with both feet and was a big occasion player who featured well in the five Finals games he played in with Richmond. He was voted best on ground in the 1967 second semi-final and Grand Final victories and was amongst the best players in the 1969 Premiership win. He also played in the club’s only night Premiership side in 1962. He represented Victoria 10 times and won the Best and Fairest award in 1965. Bill was also third Best and Fairest in 1964 and 1967. He formed part of the famous Premiership centreline along with Francis Bourke and Dick Clay. In 1971, Bill transferred to St Kilda in a controversial swap for Ian Stewart, the then dual “Brownlow Medallist”. However, after just two just two senior games he crossed to Carlton, and later moved to Oakleigh before coaching South Australia club West Torrens. He returned to Melbourne in 1974 and played with North Melbourne Reserves before returning to coach Oakleigh. He now lives on the Mornington Peninsula and these days his interests centre around training race horses. He is the older brother of Wesley Barrot.
Glen Iris U/16 1958-60 ( Best & Fairest once ) ; Ashburton U/16 1960 , Games 5 ; Ashburton Reserves 1960 , Games 1.
St Kilda Seniors 1971, Games 2 , Goals 4 ; St kilda Reserves 1971 , Games 4 Goals 1 ; Carlton Seniors 1971 , Games 12 , Goals 10 ; Carlton Reserves 1971 , Games 1 , Goals 0 ; Oakleigh 1972, 1974, 1977, 1980 , Games 29 , Goals 28 ( Honours - Premiership 1972 , Captain/Coach 1977 , Coach 1980 ) ; West Torrens 1973-1974 , Games 12 , Goals 8 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1973, 1974 Part ; North Melbourne Reserves 1975 , Games 8 , Goals 0 ; Cranbourne Captain/Coach 1976 , Games 20 ; Frankston Reserves Coach 1983.