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Hugh Bromell

Image DOB: 2 January 1942

Debut: Round 1, 1965 against Richmond at MCG
Last Game: Round 16, 1965 against Geelong at MCG

From: Hamilton/Geelong College

Number: 12 1965

Games: 13
Goals: 4
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
80561.53

One of the most sought after footballers of the Western District League, ruckman Bromell had been chased by several league clubs but turned his back on league football for four years while he concentrated on farming commitments.

Bromell played in a practice match for Geelong in 1963, but returned to Hamilton and won their best and fairest. H also trained with the Demons mid-way through the season. Lured to the city in the 1964 pre-season after visits from Jim Cardwell and Norm Smith, Bromell trained but announced that he would only seek a clearance from Hamilton if he was guaranteed a senior role at the Demons. He played in a pre-season match and looked likely to be a senior selection, but returning to Hamilton to play in a game against Geelong he suffered a ruptured spleen and the surgery ended his season.

When Bromell debuted in 1965 he was the only new player on the Melbourne list. He was initially allowed to play on six match permits but extended his record to 13 by the end of the season. Hamilton refused to clear him for good until the Demons agreed to play a practice match against them in 1966.

Bromell returned to the Demons for a second season but a bout of Glandular Fever wreaked havoc with the start to his season and he didn't play a game.

In 1968 he was playing coach of Cavendish in the South Western League, and in 1970 he played in a premiership for Hamilton in the Western Border League before retiring.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1965 1340

Notes
May have been forced into retirement by a kidney injury

Media
Age - 08/01/1964
Age - 20/02/1964
Age - 06/03/1964
Age - 16/03/1964
Age - 06/04/1964
Age - 14/04/1964
Age - 08/06/1964
Age - 28/05/1965
Age - 13/05/1964
Age - 20/02/1965
Age - 02/06/1965
Age - 04/06/1965
Age - 23/02/1966

Links
Boyles Football Photos
Geelong College
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