Alan Noonan

Date of Birth: 13/10/1947
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 92 kg ( 14-7 )
Guernsey: 9
Debut: 30/04/1977, Round 5, Melbourne
Last Game: 10/09/1977, Round SF, North Melbourne

Seasons: 1977
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 14


Seasons: 1977
Total Games: 10
Total Goals: 13


Alan was a centre-half-forward and full-forward. He was a fine overhead mark and a long accurate kick. He moved well and was a clever lead having the ability to lose his opponent at the right moment. He also had good ball skills which allowed him to play in either of the key-forward positions effectively. Originally from Warragul, he won the Latrobe Valley League Goal Kicking award as a 16 year old. Richmond initially showed interest in him but Essendon won his signature. He made his debut in 1966 and remained with the Dons until the end of 1976 creating a then club-record of seven Leading Goal Kicker awards. He now shares that honour with Paul Salmon, despite the fact that he was restricted to just two games in 1970 due to National Service training and injury. He also spent his last season Essendon in defence. His highest season tally of goals was 77 in 1975 and his best individual tally was 8 against Fitzroy in Round 17 of 1969. He also kicked 7 goals on four occasions and he passed the 5 goal mark 25 times. He was Essendon's vice captain in 1974 and 1975. He actually led the side once in 1974 and 13 times in 1975 when playing-coach Des Tuddenham was unavailable. He also played seven games for Victoria.
Alan crossed to Richmond in 1977 and was a member of the Finals teams that year. He also kicked 5 goals against Carlton in Round 21. In 1978 he played for Coburg before finishing his career with Keilor. He was later elected to the Essendon Board, is a schoolteacher and now lives in Kealba.

Warragul Juniors 1959-62 ; Warragul Seniors 1963-66, Games 50 (Honours - Competition Leading Goalkicker 1964 Goals 54 ) ; Essendon Seniors 1966-76, Games 182, Goals 420 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1967 Goals 40, 1968 Goals 51, 1969 Goals 43, 1971 Goals 31, 1973 Goals 63, 1974 Goals 77, 1975 Goals 48, Victorian Representative Team Games 7 Goals 11 ) ; Essendon Reserves, Games 6, Goals 6.

Coburg 1978, Games 18, Goals 30 ; Keilor 1979-80, Games 36.

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