DOB: 23 December 1910
Died: 6 July 1982
MFC Debut: Round 1, 1934 against Richmond at Punt Road
Last MFC Game: Preliminary Final 1936 against South Melbourne at MCG
From: Christian Brothers Abbotsford/Collingwood/Beechworth
Number: 25 (1934-1936)
Games: 31 (116 total)
Goals: 1 (44 total)
Winger who debuted for Collingwood in 1930 but was dropped for the winning Grand Final after playing in the Preliminary Final. Joined Beechworth in 1932 then returned to Collingwood in 1933. Kelly then spent three seasons at both Melbourne and Essendon before crossing to the VFA to captain/coach Port Melbourne to the 1940 Premiership. He played 40 games for Port over two seasons.
In 1942 he rejoined the VFL ranks with St Kilda and spent three years with the Saints before moving back to the country as captain/coach with Yallourn North. He later returned to coach Port for a second stint in 1945 and 1946.
Riverine Herald - 01/08/1934
Sporting Globe - 18/08/1934
Boyles Football Photos
Collingwood Forever profile
VFA Project profile