Full Name: MICK ERWIN
Date of Birth: 08/06/1943
Height: 187 cm ( 6-1 1/2 )
Weight: 86 kg ( 13-8 )
Debut: 29/05/1965, Round 7, North Melbourne
Last Game: 25/05/1968, Round 7, Essendon
Total Games: 33
Total Goals: 37
Honours: Leading Goalkicker 1965 Goals 32
Total Games: 15
Total Goals: 17
Honours: Premiership 1966
Michael was a creative centre-half-forward and full-forward who originally started his career as a full-back. He was a strong mark and very competitive when the ball hit the ground. He also possessed a fine football brain and was a good team man. Originally from Collingwood, he spent a little over three seasons with Richmond, winning the Club Goalkicking award in his first season, 1965. His highest individual goal tally was 5 against Hawthorn in Round 16 of 1965. He was also a member of the Reserves 1966 Premiership side, and crossed to Coburg in the middle of 1968, later finishing his career at Port Melbourne. He excelled in the VFA where he always found an open space and he used the ball well, whether by hand or foot.
He coached VFA club Prahran for four seasons, winning one Premiership before moving to Collingwood as Reserves’ coach in 1982. After Round 10 of 1982, he found himself coaching the Collingwood Senior side after Tom HAFEY was sacked. During his 12 games at the helm, Collingwood won three and lost nine. He also worked as an around-the-grounds man covering the football on radio. Michael now works in the sporting goods trade and lives in Upper Beaconsfield. His son, Michael Junior, played three games for Collingwood in 1984 and 1985, and has since played for Sandringham, Port Melbourne and Box Hill. Another son, Mark, also played for Box Hill.
Heidelberg YCW 1960 ; Collingwood Thirds 1961, Games 14, Goals 0 ; Collingwood Reserves 1962-65, Games 30, Goals 51 ( Honours - Best & Fairest 1964, Leading Goalkicker 1964 Goals 32 ; Collingwood Seniors 1962-64, Games 29, Goals 5.
Coburg 1968-73, Games 90, Goals 96 ( Premiership 1970, Captain/Coach 1969-72 ) ; Port Melbourne 1974-75, Games 29, Goals 20 ( Honours - Premiership 1974 ) ; Prahran Coach 1978-81 ( Honours - Premiership 1978, VFA Representative Team Coach 1981 ; Collingwood Seconds Coach 1982 ( Honours - Senior Coach in 12 Games ).