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Ken Roberts

DOB: 13 May 1952

MFC Debut: Round 10, 1978 against South Melbourne at Lake Oval
Last Game: Round 1, 1979 against Footscray at MCG

Games: 12 (112 total)
Goals: 16 (127 total)
Career Statistics (external link)

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
30925.00

From: Essendon Baptists-St John's/Essendon

Number: 10 1978, 6 1979

The son of a Richmond player of the same name (external link) Roberts was a graduated from the Essendon Under 19's to their seniors where he debuted in 1970.

After two seasons in and out of the side he played 21 games in 1972 before suffering a serious knee injury in 1973 which he was lucky to return from the injury the next year.

Roberts spent his last season at Windy Hill in the reserves before negotiating a release to Melbourne. He chose the Demons over Collingwood and South Melbourne who were also interested.

Rejecting a cash offer the Bombers demanded a player in return, but the Demons believed that they were owed a favor after winger Gary Parkes - who was meant to be a part of the Allan Davis trade - joined Richmond instead of the Demons.

After one game in 1979 Roberts became coach of East Launceston, before joining Lavington as coach in 1980. He won a premiership there before leaving at the end of 1984 to captain-coach Kedron, then assistant coach Western Suburbs in the QAFL.

His father, Ken, played 58 games with Richmond between 1947 and 1951.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1978 11160
1979 100

Tribunal Record

MatchChargeSanction
Round 14, 1978 Striking Not Guilty
Round 14, 1978 Striking 2 matches

Lists
Essendon
Family at other clubs

Media
"Clubs chase Bomber" (external link) - The Age 23/05/1978

Links
Essendon FC profile (external link)
Wikipedia profile (external link)


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