Full Name: BRIAN BOLAND
Date of Birth: 26/07/1931
Date of Death: 20 April 2012
Height: 180 cm ( 5-11 )
Weight: 73 kg ( 11-7 )
Debut: 06/05/1950 , Round 3 , Fitzroy
Last Game: 28/08/1954
Total Games: 50
Total Goals: 6
Total Games: 57
Total Goals: 16
Honours: Premiership 1954
Brian played most of his football in the back-pocket or centre. He worked his way up from the Richmond Thirds and spent a total of six seasons with the club. He was a member of the Reserves 1954 Premiership side and spent 13 of his senior games on the reserves bench. After leaving Richmond, he played briefly with Hawthorn before moving to Sandringham, where he captained the side in 1957 and won their Best and Fairest award in 1959. He later became involved with the Parkdale Football Club as a selector and was made life member of the Parkdale Vultures Amateur Football Club.
Brian’s son, Glenn, played 16 games for Melbourne in 1983 and 1984, and three games for St.Kilda in 1985.
Brian's grandson, Scott, debuted for Australia in the 2012 Boxing Day Test Match with figures of 1 for 48 and then 6 for 7 in the second innings, winning Man of the Match.
St Josephs Geelong ; Camberwell YCW 1949.
Hawthorn Seniors 1955, Games 6, Goals 0 ; Hawthorn Reserves 1955, Games 9 ;
Sandringham 1956-62, Games 138, Goals 67 ( Honours - Captain 1957, Best & Fairest 1959 ).