DOB: 30 July 1920
Died: 15 December 2010
From: West Perth
Number: 8 1941
"Pop" Heal arrived as a naval officer from Western Australia as an established star, having finished second in the 1940 Sandover Medal. He was not surprisingly pursued by most Victorian clubs, and after promising Collingwood first option decided to sign for Melbourne instead and played on the wing in the 1941 flag side.
The next week he returned to Perth and played in the WAFL grand final with West Perth. As coach of West from 1947 to 1952 he won two premierships. He is still the longest serving coach in Falcons history. In addition Heal captained Western Australia against Victoria in 1951. He had also played interstate football in 1949 and captained the side in the 1950 Brisbane Carnival.
In 2010 Heal was inducted to the AFL Hall of Fame.