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Key Facts

Full name
Thomas Beauchamp

Known as
Tammy Beauchamp

Born
12 August 1878

Died
1 September 1947

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 358d
Last game: 30y 24d

Senior clubs
Fitzroy, Norwood

Recruited from
Fitzroy (1904); Norwood (1905)

Tammy Beauchamp

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1899-1903, 1905-1908135120.0961%0
NorwoodSAFA1904710.14
Total1899-1908142130.09

AFL: 496th player to appear, 1,297th most games played, 4,181st most goals kickedFitzroy: 53rd player to appear, 55th most games played, 317th most goals kicked

 

'Tammy' Beauchamp (sometimes rendered phonetically as 'Beacham' or 'Beecham') was a brilliant, stay at home centre man who especially relished the big occasion. He played a total of 135 games for Fitzroy between 1899 and 1903, and from 1905 to 1908, with his most memorable performances coming in the premiership deciding matches of 1903 and 1905 against Collingwood. The former game went right down to the wire, with the Roys losing by in the end by two points, while the latter match brought a comfortable 13-point victory. A common factor in both games, however, was Beauchamp's superb performance in the centre. Beauchamp spent the 1904 season with Norwood, but was unfortunate enough to suffer an injury which ruled him out of that season's ultimately successful finals campaign. In 1901 and 1902, Tammy Beauchamp was selected to represent the VFL against South Australia. His consummate skill and tremendous fairness made him a firm favourite among both Fitzroy supporters and general connoisseurs of the game.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1974 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.