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Billy Walsh

Image DOB: 18 February 1911
Died: 11 September 1986

Debut: Round 16, 1934 against North Melbourne at MCG
Last Game: Round 18, 1934 against Footscray at MCG

From: Abbotsford Christian Brothers/Richmond United/Preston

Number: 34 (1934)

Honours:
Seconds premiership player - 1934

Games: 3 (4 total)
Goals: 2
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
20166.66

After finishing school, Walsh gave up football for five years before joining Richmond United. From there he was recruited by VFA club Preston, where he spent two seasons before joining Melbourne's Seconds in early 1934. He was picked for the last three senior games of the season before returning to Preston. That year Walsh was best on ground in Melbourne's Seconds premiership side.

In his first match back at Preston, Walsh suffered a season-ending broken leg. He trained with Footscray in the 1936 pre-season, before returning to Preston. From there he played with General Motors-Holden in 1938 and 1939, then Moe in 1940. He served in the RAAF during World War II, and played for an Air Force representative side in 1942. In 1944 he returned to the VFL, playing one game for Fitzroy at age 33, before returning to Preston again the next year.

Walsh trained with Footscray in the 1936 pre-season. He returned to play one game for Fitzroy in 1944 aged 33., and was at Preston again in 1945.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1934 320

Lists
Fitzroy
Players who served during war
VFA

Media
Sporting Globe - 01/09/1934
Argus - 30/04/1935
Sun - 01/05/1936

Links
Australian Football profile
Boyles Football Photos
War record
VFA Project profile
Wikipedia profile

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 24 May 2024 16:28:11 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 16)

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