Full Name: STEPHEN PARSONS
Date of Birth: 19/10/1956
Height: 183 cm ( 6-0 )
Weight: 81 kg ( 12-11 )
Debut: 20/04/1974, Round 3, Carlton
Last Game: 01/06/1974, Round 9, Collingwood
Total Games: 5
Total Goals: 1
Total Games: 37
Total Goals: 17
Stephen was a solidly built, skilful wingman and ruck-rover who had a good turn of speed. He was a member of the Under/19’s 1973 Premiership side; however, his career with Richmond was unfortunately tarnished after he was involved in the infamous half-time brawl at Windy Hill in 1974. At that time, he was 17 and had only just made the senior team. After the brawl he was charged with assault and also suspended and also suspended for four matches by the VFL tribunal.
He later played senior football in South Australia, Tasmania, and the VFA. He had coaching success, at senior level, winning two Premierships, one in Tasmania and the other in the VFA with Brunswick. He also won the 1982 “Wander Medal” as Competition Best and Fairest in the North West Football Union, in Tasmania. He is now involved in a car dealership. Stephen is the brother-in-law of former Richmond and St.Kilda player Dean Herbert.
East Doncaster 1967-69, Games 40, Goals 140 ( Best & Fairest Twice, Leading Goalkicker Twice, Competition Best & Fairest 1967, Catholic Schools Association State Captain ) ; Nunawading 1969-71, Games 40, Goals 100 ( Honours - Best & Fairest Twice , U/17 Competition Best & Fairest 1971 ).
Woodville 1976-77, Games 15, Goals 9 ; Geelong West 1978-79, Games 35, Goals 40 ; St Kilda Reserves 1981, Games 12, Goals 2 ; Smithton Captain/Coach 1982-84, Games 60, Goals 90 ( Honours - Premiership1983, Competition Best & Fairest " Wander Medal " 1982, Coach NWFU Representative Team 1984 ) ; Brunswick Coach 1985-89, Games 18, Goals 16 ( Honours - Pemiership 1985 ) ; North Ringwood Thirds Coach 1995-96.