DOB: 17 September 1914
Died: 23 July 1943
From: Sixth Scouts/North Melbourne
Number: 11 1937
Games: 3 (13 total)
Goals: 1 (3 total)
Beresford "Fat" Reilly, a former Victorian schoolboy football representative, joined Footscray from the local juniors competition but couldn't break into the Bulldogs senior side. Instead, he moved to North Melbourne, where he made his VFL debut.
After eight games with the Shinboners, Reilly was recruited to Melbourne by committeeman Les Lambrick. He started his time with the club in the Seconds in 1936, remaining with them before being promoted to the seniors in mid 1937. He went directly from the lower grade to his first senior match with Melbourne without ever training with the main side. Reilly was amongst the best in his first game but only played twice more.
After his VFL career ended Reilly served in the family butchery before enlisting in the RAAF in March, 1941. He served in Canada during World War 2 before becoming a Pilot Officer but was killed in an air crash over Crete while executing a low level bombing raid.
Nickname also shown as 'Snowy'