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Geoff Spring

Full Name: GEOFF SPRING
Date of Birth: 20/04/1925
Height: 170 cm ( 5-7 )
Weight: 68 kg ( 10-9 )
Guernsey: 19
Debut: 17/04/1948, Round 1, South Melbourne
Last Game: 03/08/1957, Round 15, Fitzroy


RICHMOND SENIORS
Seasons: 1948-57
Total Games: 147
Total Goals: 63

Honours: Best & Fairest 1949, Victorian Representative Team 1948-49 Games 4 Goals 1.



RICHMOND RESERVES
Seasons: 1950-51, 1956-57
Total Games: 15
Total Goals:

Honours:



BIOGRAPHY
Geoff was a fine wingman who gave Richmond great service. Recruited from Williamstown he was an elusive player who had the knack of being able to find open space and then run with the ball. He had a great leap, was a strong mark and was also a long kick. He won the Best First Year Player award in 1948, the Best and Fairest award in 1949 and finished second in 1954. Between 1951 and 1956 he played in 82 consecutive games. He represented Victoria four times and was awarded Life Membership in 1957. He later served on the Richmond Committee. Geoff served in the R.A.A.F during the Second World War and also played in the Service's Football competition. Whilst he was playing in the Services competition he was spotted by former Collingwood Champion full-forward Ron Todd who was then playing for Williamstown. It was Todd's influence that saw Geoff join Williamstown after the war. Away from football he was a champion middle-distance runner, winning the 880 yards at Bendigo in 1949, and the 600 yards at Stawell in 1950. He now lives in South Yarra.

PRE RICHMOND
Balwyn 1943 ; Williamstown 1945-47, Games 51, Goals 64 ( Honours - Premiership 1945 ).


POST RICHMOND
Mordialloc 1956, Games 10, Goals 17.

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