Full Name: BILLY RUDD
Date of Birth: 27/02/1894
Height: 185 Cm ( 6-1 )
Weight: 82 kg ( 12-13 )
Debut: 12/05/1917, Round 1, Collingwood
Last Game: 10/08/1918, Round 14, South Melbourne
Total Games: 21
Total Goals: 8
William was a ruckman. He was an athletic player who was a strong mark and possessed good ball skills. He spent two seasons with Richmond before joining Port Melbourne, where he played between 1919 and 1928 before being forced to retire due to injury. In 1922, he was a member of their Premiership side and was also voted the Best All-Rounder in VFA Football. Prior to the 1922 VFA Grand Final he was approached and offered 100 pounds by a Footscray official to “go quiet”. William not only performed well, but also saved the game in the dying moments with a timely mark. After nearly 10 years service, he was awarded Life membership of the Port Melbourne Football Club. He was a member of the A.I.F’s 6th Batallion and fought at Gallipoli during the First World War. He was wounded twice and later reached the rank of Staff Sergeant Major. An accountant, he died in 1961.
South Yarra 1913-14
Port Melbourne 1919-28, Games 134 ( Honours - Premiership 1922 ).