Stan Heal

Image DOB: 30 July 1920
Died: 15 December 2010

Debut: Round 10, 1941 against Essendon at MCG
Last Game: Grand Final 1941 against Essendon at MCG

From: West Perth

Number: 8 1941

Premiership player - 1941
AFL Hall of Fame inductee - 2010

Games: 8
Goals: 5
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"Pop" Heal arrived as a naval officer from Western Australia as an established star, and was not surprisingly pursued by most Victorian clubs. He had promised Collingwood first option but decided to sign for Melbourne instead where he 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.

Heal was elected later served as a member of the Western Australian parliament between 1953 and 1965

In 2010 Heal was inducted to the AFL Hall of Fame.

Heal's brother Jack also played three games for the club in 1942, and his son Graham played five games for North Melbourne in 1968.

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The Australasian - 24/06/1944
Football Record R10 1951
"Tribute to Stan 'Pops' Heal" - melbournefc.com.au 15/12/2010
"Demons star Stan 'Pops' Heal dies at 90" - Herald Sun 15/012/2010

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