Full Name: FRANK HUGGARD
Date of Birth: 01/02/1894
Height: 180 cm ( 5-11 )
Weight: 83 kg ( 13-1 )
Debut: 16/08/1919, Round 14, Fitzroy
Last Game: 12/09/1925, Round 17, Melbourne
Seasons: 1919-20, 1922-25
Total Games: 33
Total Goals: 2
James Francis “Frank” Huggard was a strongly built, forceful player who played in defence. A very determined player, he was a fine mark and glorious drop kick. He was suspended by the Goulburn Valley League prior to the VFL Finals’ series of 1920 for two years as a result of an alleged breach of etiquette when he played in the VFL without a clearance from his country club Tatura. The suspension cost him the chance to play in two Premiership sides; however, he was Richmond’s best player in the 1919 preliminary final against Collingwood and a member of the 1919 Grand Final side. He once received an 8-week suspension for hitting South Melbourne legend Roy Cazaly.
James served with distinction in the 13th Light Horse, in Egypt, during the First World War, winning the Military Medal. Apart from football, he was also a fine boxer. James was a farmer and the eldest brother of Jack Huggard and died in 1965.
Kailua 1910 ; Toolamba 1912 ; Tatura 1919-20, Games 25 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1919 ).
Rushworth Captain/Coach 1922, Games 12 ; Toolamba 1924 ; Shepparton 1925, 1927, Games 24 ( Honours - Premiership 1925, Captain/Coach 1927 ) ; Rochester 1926, Games 11, Goals 1 ; Benalla Captain/Coach 1928.