Full Name: ERIC MOORE
Date of Birth: 29/04/1948
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 87 kg ( 13-10 )
Debut: 28/05/1966, Round 6, South Melbourne
Last Game: 25/04/1972, Round 5, Melbourne
Total Games: 80
Total Goals: 94
Honours: Premiership 1969, Leading Goalkicker 1970 Goals 39.
Total Games: 47
Total Goals: 41
Honours: Premiership 1966.
Eric was a strong, solidly-built player who played in the centre and as a half-forward or full-forward. He was recruited from Coleraine where he started his senior career at the age of 15. It is reported he trained with Essendon when he was 15, and was a guest of the Melbourne FC at the 1964 Grand Final
He arrived at Richmond with the experience gained from three seasons of senior country football. In his first season, 1966, he was a member of the Reserves’ Premiership team. He was then in and out of the seniors for several seasons until he hit form late in 1969. He went on to perform very well during the Finals series, kicking 6 goals in Richmond’s record-breaking first semi-final win over Geelong, then kicking 4 goals in the preliminary final. In the Grand Final, his strength and courage were tested on two occasions when he was heavily crunched by Carlton opponents. To his credit he stood his ground and very valuable goals resulted.
He was a skilful player who read the game well. A fine team man, he won the club’s Goalkicking and Most Consistent awards in 1970. He performed well when Richmond played Fitzroy in front of the Royal Family in Round 1 of 1970, finishing that game with 6 goals. He scored 5 goals or more on four occasions at Richmond. He later played with South Melbourne before crossing to the VFA. He spent two seasons with Oakleigh, one with Caulfield and later coached Box Hill for four seasons. In 1984, he led Box Hill to their first VFA Premiership when they thrashed Oakleigh. Eric works in the Banking Industry and now lives in outer eastern suburbs.
Coleraine Juniors 1962 ; Coleraine Seniors 1963-65.
South Melbourne Seniors 1972-73, Games 18, Goals 27 ; South Melbourne Seconds 1972-73, Games 7, Goals 7 ; East Ballarat 1973, Games 9, Goals 60 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1973 ) ; Oakleigh 1974-75, Games 26, Goals 82 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1975 Goals 54 ) ; Caulfield 1976, Games 4, Goals 6 ) ; North Ringwood Captain/Coach 1978-81 ( Honours - Premiership 1978 ) ; Box Hill Coach 1982-85, Games 12, Goals 35 ( Honours - Premiership 1984, Leading Goalkicker 1982 Goals 35 ) ; Donvale Senior Coach 1986-87.