Full Name: COLIN HARRY BEARD
Date of Birth: 12/12/1941
Date of Death: 20/08/2019
Height: 188 cm ( 6-2 )
Weight: 94 kg ( 14-10 )
Debut: 05/07/1969 , Round 13 , Collingwood
Last Game: 21/08/1971 , Round 21 , Melbourne
Total Games: 33
Total Goals: 0
Honours: Premiership 1969
Total Games: 18
Total Goals: 1
Honours: Premiership 1971
Born in Melbourne, Colin was a rugged straight-ahead type of back-pocket and full-back nicknamed 'Big Gun'.
An enthusiastic player and fine team man, he started his senior career with South Fremantle in 1959 and went on to represent Western Australia twice. He was forced to stand out of football for a year, in 1968, in order to obtain a transfer to Richmond and was a member of their 1969 Premiership side in his first VFL season.
He returned to South Fremantle after three seasons with Richmond and later coached that club for three seasons. He was awarded Life Membership at South Fremantle in 1981 and the Richmond Football Club in 2019. He was a journalist and lived in Perth. His son, Geoff, also played senior football with South Fremantle.
South Fremantle Colts 1957 ; South Fremantle Reserves 1957-58 ; South Fremantle Seniors , Games 168 , Goals 78 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1966 , WA Representative Team Games 2.
Cockburn 1972 , Games 10 ; Cuballing 1973-74 , Games 40 , Goals 80 ( Honours - Captain/Coach 1973 , Premiership 1973 , Sunday Times Medal Competition Best & Fairest 1973 ; South Fremantle Senior Coach 1974-76 ; South Fremantle Colts Coach 1979-80.