Billy Brown

Date of Birth: 09/10/1942
Height: 171 cm ( 5-7 1/2 )
Weight: 64 kg ( 10-1 )
Guernsey: 40
Debut: 04/05/1963, Round 3, North Melbourne
Last Game: 18/09/1971, Round PF, St Kilda

Seasons: 1963-1971
Total Games: 130
Total Goals: 124

Honours: Premiership 1967, 1969, VFL Representative Team Games 4 Goals 0.

Seasons: 1963, 1965-67, 1969-71
Total Games: 36
Total Goals: 52


Bill came to Richmond from the State Bank Amateurs. A late starter to the game he didn’t play his first game until he was 16. He started out as a wingman and won State Representation in that position; however, he was moved to a roving berth when Richmond adopted the policy of having six foot-plus wingmen. He was very dangerous around goal and he formed a great roving duo with Kevin Bartlett. His highest individual goal tally was 5, ironically kicked three times in the last round of 1967, 1968 and 1969 against Geelong, Melbourne and Footscray. Although lightly built he was fast, elusive and courageous. A tenacious type he was also a fine kick with either foot. He won the Best First Year Player award in 1963 and was second in the Best and Fairest in 1964. He was awarded Life Membership in 1970. Bill was a member of the 1967 and 1969 Premiership sides and he represented Victoria four times. Whilst playing with Richmond, Bill worked as a Finance Manager. He later crossed to Dandenong before moving to New South Wales, where he coached the combined Sydney League team. Bill now lives in Sydney.

Malvern Combined 1959 ; State Savings Bank 1960-62 ( Honours - Best Fairest 1962 ).

Dandenong 1972-73, Games 26, Goals 61 ; Western Suburbs Newcastle 1973-76 ; North Shore 1976-78, 1982 ( Honours - Premiership 1978, Coach 1982, Coach Sydney Combined League Representative Team 1989.

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