Full Name: BILL NETTLEFOLD
Date of Birth: 24/04/1953
Height: 178 cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 89 kg ( 14-0 )
Debut: 04/05/1974, Round 5, St Kilda
Last Game: 06/09/1975, Round EF, Collingwood
Total Games: 15
Total Goals: 6
Total Games: 47
Total Goals: 17
Honours: Premiership 1973, Captain 1975, Best & Fairest 1975.
Bill was a solidly built ruck-rover who was a fine team man. The main features of his play were his strength and constructive handball. He was often found at the bottom of the pack trying to win possession of the ball. He originally started with St Kevin's Old Boys before moving to Richmond in 1973 where he ran second in the "Gardiner Medal" count for the Reserves Grade Best and Fairest Competition, as well as playing in the Reserves Premiership team. He made is senior debut in 1974. In 1975 he kicked the winning goal in the elimination final against Collingwood, only to be dropped the following week. He went on to win the Reserves Best and Fairest in 1975, before transferring to North Melbourne in 1976. He was a member of North Melbourne's 1977 Senior and 1978 Reserves Premiership teams. After four seasons with North Melbourne he transferred to Melbourne where he spent three seasons before returning to the Amateurs Competition. A physical Education teach he returned to Richmond in 1985 as a specialist coach. Bill now lives in the eastern suburbs.
St Kevin's Old Boys 1972 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1972 )
North Melbourne Seniors 1976-79, Games 51, Goals 17 ( Honours - Premiership 1977 ) ; North Melbourne Reserves 1976-79, Games 41, Goals 40 ( Honours - Premiership 1978 ) ; Melbourne Seniors 1980-82, Games 34, Goals 14 ; Melbourne Reserves 1981-82, Games 21, Goals 4 ( Honours - Captain 1982 ) ; St Kevin's Old Boys 1983-84, Games 55 including 1972 ( Honours - Captain?Coach 1983-84, Best & Fairest 1983, VAFA Representative Team Games 2 ).