DOB: 10 February 1927
Died: 14 September 2013
From: East Malvern
Number: 11 1945-1950
Games: 53 (82 total)
Goals: 9 (11 total)
Almost a third of Bowman's matches for Melbourne came as a Reserve, coming off the bench nine times in 1947 and seven more in 1948. He was vice-captain of the Seconds premiership side in 1949 but could only manage four senior matches and one the next year.
Bowman crossed to Hawthorn before Round 3, 1950 and played there until the end of 1951.
After his VFL career ended Bowman played in premierships with Sandy Bay in Tasmania and Mayne in Queensland before joining Sydney side Newtown where he captain/coached premierships in 1968 and 1969 before moving to North Shore for 1970 and 1971. He rejoined Newtown in 1973. In 1968 he had tied for the league goalkicking at 41 years old.
Bowman coached the Tasmanian State of Origin side to a 7-1 win/loss record and is a member of the Queensland football Hall of Fame.
"Gordon Bowman Passes" - NSW Football History