Mike Woods

Image DOB: 1 August 1926
Died: 4 October 2017

Debut: Round 3, 1949 against Footscray at MCG
Last Game: Round 10, 1953 against Hawthorn at MCG

From: Melbourne Grammar/Old Melbournians

Number: 37 (1949-1953)

Best First Year Player - 1949
Victorian State Player - 1950

Games: 72
Goals: 6
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %

The powerful ruckman/defender served in the Navy in World War II before joining Old Melburnians. Recruited to Melbourne in 1949, he continued to play as an amateur in the VFL. Woods was also known as the one of the best amateur heavyweight boxers in the country in the early 1950s, and also represented Victoria at Rugby Union

Woods retired before the 1953 season, but returned for seven games that year before moving to England in July. He returned to Australia in 1954, appeared in some Seconds games, then played six seasons with Rugby side Harlequins.

In 1999 he was named in the Melbourne Grammar Team of the Century.

1949 1604
1950 1503
1951 1620
1952 1803
1953 742

Amateur players
Players who served during war

The Argus - 01/07/1950
Sporting Globe - 02/04/1952
Herald - 16/03/1953
Age - 06/05/1953
Age - 04/08/1954
Sydney Morning Herald - 19/12/2017

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