Full Name: BRUCE MONTEATH
Date of Birth: 20/09/1955
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 85 kg ( 13-5 )
Debut: 05/04/1975, Round 1, Fitzroy
Last Game: 27/09/1980, Round GF, Collingwood
Total Games: 118
Total Goals: 198
Honours: Premiership 1980, Captain 1980, Leading Goalkicker 1978 Goals 55, West Australian Representative Team 1979, All-Australian Team 1979.
Total Games: 7
Total Goals: 17
Bruce was a very adaptable player who usually played as a half-forward and ruck-rover. He started with South Fremantle Thirds in 1970 and one season later made his senior debut at the age of 16. After three seasons with that club, he crossed to Richmond and walked straight into a team that had just won back-to-back Premierships, such was his ability. A creative player, he was a strong mark and a fine snap-shot for goal. He was the Seniors’ leading Goalkicker in 1978. He kicked 5 goals or more, six times with his best effort being 8 against Melbourne in 1980. He was vice captain in 1979 and the following year he captained the club to its last Premiership, despite struggling with injuries during the latter part of that season. It was a credit to his commitment that he was able to play in the Grand Final, as he had not played in the lead-up games.
After 1980, he moved back to Perth where he rejoined South Fremantle. He spent a further three seasons there before crossing to Claremont for two years. He then coached West Perth for two years. He represented Western Australia six times and earned selection in the 1979 All-Australian side. After retiring from playing and coaching, he spent some time as a commentator with Channel 7 in Perth. He is now a successful property developer and still lives in Perth. Bruce’s father, Don, played 69 games with East Fremantle between 1952 and 1956.
Coburn 1970 ; South Fremantle Thirds 1971 ; South Fremantle Seniors 1972-74 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1974 ).
South Fremantle Seniors 1981-83, Games 117 including 1972-74, Goals 246 including 1972-74 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1981 Goals 78, 1982 Goals 54, West Australian Representative Team Games 6 Goals 7 including 1972-74, 1979 ) ; Claremont 1984-85, Games 30, Goals 88 ( Honours - Leading Goalkicker 1985 Goals 53 ) ; West Perth Coach 1987-88.