Graeme Bond

Date of Birth: 27/11/1949
Height: 175 cm ( 5-9 )
Weight: 76 kg ( 11-12 0
Debut: 24/06/1967, Round 10, Melbourne
Last Game: 02/04/1977, Round 1, Fitzroy

Seasons: 1967-73, 1975-77
Total Games: 115
Total Goals: 60

Honours: Premiership 1969.

Seasons: 1967-69, 1973, 1975-77
Total Games: 69
Total Goals: 86


Graeme played as a wingman and half-back after working his way up from the Richmond Under/19 team. A very determined player, he came on as 19th man and kicked a vital goal to help secure the 1969 Premiership victory. He was also a member of the 1972 Grand Final side. His highest individual goal tally was 5 against Hawthorn in Round 8 of 1972, ironically the same day as Michael Tuck made his league debut for Hawthorn. He was a reserve on 33 occasions during his time at Richmond, yet between 1970 and 1972 he played in 68 out of possible 72 games with only one as a reserve. In 1978 he was awarded Life Membership. He was a very fast player who had success as a professional runner winning the Leongatha, Dandenong and Maryborough Gifts and was known as, “Race Horse” by the Richmond fans, because of his running ability. In between stints with Richmond, Graeme also played briefly with Dandenong and Vermont before transferring to St.Kilda. He later served as the Sydney Swans Runner in 1983 and 1984, before returning to Richmond as Team Manager and Selector in 1985. He was statistician with Radio 3AW for almost 2,500 games. He has kept himself very fit and still looks as trim as when he was playing. Away from football, Graeme holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree and ran a gymnasium at the World Trade Centre in Melbourne.

Burwood United U/16 1965 , Games 18 ( Honours - Premiership 1965 , Best & Fairest 1965 ).

Dandenong 1973, Games 12, Goals 20 ; Vermont 1974, Games 10, Goals 8 ; St Kilda Seniors 1977-80, Games 58, Goals 27 ; St Kilda Reserves 1980, Games 4, Goals 2 ; Frankston Assistant Coach 1981, Games 15, Goals 10.

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