Full Name: FRED HEIFNER
Date of Birth: 23/08/1909
Height: 180 cm ( 5-11 )
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-8 )
Debut: 04/05/1929, Round 2, Carlton
Last Game: 28/09/1935, Round PF, Collingwood
Total Games: 100
Total Goals: 19
Honours: Premiership 1932
Seasons: 1929, 1931-32, 1935
Total Games: 21
Total Goals: 7
Fred “Fritz” Heifner was a powerfully- built follower who was recruited from the local Richmond area. During the early 1930s he was given the job of teaching a young Jack Dyer how to look after himself. He was a rugged, consistent player who used his strength effectively to protect the smaller players in his team. He was a member of the 1932 Premiership side and the 1929 and 1931 Grand Final teams. He finished his VFL career in controversial style when he was suspended for four games as a result of an incident in the 1935 preliminary final against Collingwood. He moved to Tasmania in 1936. In 1938 he registered with the General Motors-Holden team in the Saturday Morning League. He later lived in Perth until his death in January, 1996.
Long Gully School Junior Football ( Honours - Captain ) ; Specimen Hill 1925-26 ( Honours - Premiership 1925-26, Captain 1925-26 ) ; St Bartholomew 1927 ; Richmond Districts 1928, Games 16, Goals 6 ( Honours - Captain 1928 ).
CanamoreCaptain/coach 1936, Games 12, Goals 5 ( Honours - League Representative Team Games 1) ; Ulverstone Captain/Coach 1937 , Games 14, Goals 2 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1937 ) ; General Motors 1938-40 ( Honours - Premiership 1938 ).