Full Name: IAN BORCHARD
Date of Birth: 05/08/1957
Height: 177 cm ( 5-10 )
Weight: 76kg ( 12-0 )
Debut: 14/08/1976, Round 20, South Melbourne
Last Game: 20/05/1978, Round 8, Hawthorn
Seasons: 1976, 1978
Total Games: 5
Total Goals: 2
Total Games: 38
Total Goals: 33
Honours: Premiership 1977, Best & Fairest 1976.
Ian was a stocky ruck-rover who was recruited by Richmond from Swan Hill. He was courageous in his endeavours to win the ball and a fine team player who bought others into the game with clever handball. He won the Reserves Best and Fairest in 1976, running second in 1977. He was also a member of the Reserves 1977 Premiership side. He crossed to West Adelaide in 1979 and went on to become a fine leader for that club. He is remembered as the captain of their last senior Premiership side, as well as being voted best on the ground. He also won West Adelaide’s Best and Fairest award twice and is a Life Member of that club. Ian is a fireman now living in Adelaide.
Swan Hill U/16 1973, Games 14 ( Honours - U/16 Competition Best & Fairest 1973 ) ; Swan Hill Seniors 1974-75, Games 48 ( Honours - Equal Best & Fairest 1974, Best & Fairest 1975.
South Fremantle 1978, Games 1, Goals 0 ; West Adelaide 1979-86, Games 145, Goals 79 ( Honours - Premiership 1983, Captain 1981-85, Best & Fairest 1980, 1982 ) ; West Adelaide Seconds Coach 1989, 1994 ; West Adelaide Thirds Coach 1990 ; South Adelaide Seconds Coach 1991-93.