From: Kalgoorlie City/West Perth
Number: 8 (1941)
After starting his career in Kalgoorlie, "Pop" Heal arrived as a naval officer from Western Australia as an established star, having finished second in the 1940 Sandover Medal. He was pursued by most Victorian clubs, and after promising Collingwood first option decided to sign for Melbourne instead and played on the wing in the 1941 flag side. The next week he returned to Perth and played in the WAFL grand final with West Perth.
Heal was in Melbourne in early 1944 and considered a chance to play some games, but never suited up for the Demons again. As coach of West Perth from 1947 to 1952 he won two premierships and remains their longest-serving coach. Heal also captained Western Australia against Victoria in 1951. He had also played interstate football in 1949 and captained the side in the 1950 Brisbane Carnival.