Full Name: BILL BECKWITH
Date of Birth: 31/05/1954
Height: 175 cm ( 5-9 )
Weight: 75 kg ( 11-10 )
Debut: 12/04/1971, Round 2, Collingwood
Last Game: 29/07/1972, Round 17, St Kilda
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 8
Total Games: 40
Total Goals: 71
Total Games: 21
Total Goals: 57
Honours: Premiership 1970, Leading Goalkicker 1970 Goals 56.
Bill was a talented rover and forward-pocket who played his first senior game with Richmond as a 17-year-old. He joined the Richmond Under/19 team in 1970 and went on to play in a Premiership side in his first year. He also played in the Reserves Premiership side in 1971. After this, he struggled throughout his football career with injuries. He was eventually forced to retire at the age of 27. He left Richmond during the 1973 season and spent six seasons with Port Melbourne, where he was a member of their 1974 Premiership side. A council worker he now lives in East Bentleigh and is a nephew of former Melbourne Premiership captain and Senior coach John Beckwith.
Chadstone Juniors 1969 ( Honours - Three Best & Fairest Awards ).
Port Melbourne 1973-74, 1976-78, Games 44 Goals 49 ( Honours - Premiership 1974 ) ; Port Melbourne Reserves ( Honours - Premiership ) ; Port Melbourne Colts Coach 1 year ; Highett 1979-81.