DOB: 12 July 1922
Died: 17 March 1998
Number: 15 (1949)
Games: 12 (59 total)
Goals: 18 (37 total)
Began his career at Geelong in 1940, but when they were forced into recess by World War II travel restrictions he moved to Fitzroy for 1942. Toyne missed the next two seasons serving in the AIF but returned to his original club in 1945 and finished third in their best and fairest.
Toyne was then cleared to VFA club Sandringham and appointed their Captain-Coach. He delivered a premiership in his first season, and another Grand Final the next year. He was linked to the vacant South Melbourne coaching job in 1947.
From there things turned sour and he resigned after Round 5 1949 citing victimisation from association umpires and claiming that on two occasions he'd been attacked by fans - once when a Port Melbourne supporter threatening him with a bottle. He had already attempted to win a clearance back to Geelong at the end of 1948, citing dissatisfaction with the administration of the Association.
He signed with the Demons immediately and played out the season with them before moving to SANFL club Sturt as Captain-Coach for two years from 1950 to 1951. He had been transferred to Adelaide as part of his employment.
Toyne finished his career as captain/coach of Launceston during the 1954 Northern Tasmanian season.
|Round 13, 1949||Striking||Not Guilty|
Some sources say he was first cousin to Len