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Les Parish

Image DOB: 28 September 1955
Died: 12 February 1998

MFC Debut: Round 13, 1985 against Hawthorn at MCG
Last Game: Round 22, 1985 against Richmond at MCG

From: Yarrawonga/North Melbourne/Fitzroy

Number: 21 1985

Games: 7 (94 total)
Goals: 5
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
0070.0

Rejected by North Melbourne after one 1977 Reserves game, 'Salty' Parish returned to Yarrawonga. He rejoined VFL ranks in 1980 with Fitzroy, playing 87 games him as a tough ruck-rover and utility. Parish then switched to the Demons halfway through 1985 in a deal that saw Demons Kelly O'Donnell join the Lions.

Parish played out the rest of the season before his VFL career ended. He returned to Yarrawonga in 1986 and won their best and fairest award in 1986 and 1987 - having previously won it three times between 1977 and 1979 before joining Fitzroy.

Coached Griffith 1989 to 1991 and coached a Riverina representative side in 1990. Played for Cobram from 1992 to 1995.

Parish passed away from cancer in 1998 aged 42.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1985 750

Notes
May also have played for Tungamah in 1976. Inside Football 22/05/1980 calls him 'Len'

Lists
Fitzroy
Two clubs in the same season

Media
Inside Football - 22/05/1980
Inside Football - 20/03/1986
Football Record R3 1986
Canberra Times - 17/05/1990

Links
Ovens and Murray League Hall of Fame
Wikipedia profile

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