|Jumper||12, 13, 10, 7, 26|
|V/AFL Clubs||Collingwood, Richmond, Footscray|
Horrie Edmonds enjoyed an exceptional debut league season with Collingwood in 1929, capped by a 5 goal performance from a forward pocket in the challenge final win over Richmond. After that, however, he failed to build on his promise, although he was a serviceable player for both the Magpies (79 VFL games and 124 goals from 1929 to 1934) and Richmond (30 games and 20 goals, 1934-5). Stockily built (he gloried in the nickname 'Tubby'), but boasting good skills of anticipation and a fair turn of pace, Edmonds played in a second premiership side for Collingwood in 1930, and was nineteenth man in Richmond's 1934 flag-winning combination. He made a brief, aborted return to league football with Footscray in 1937, but managed just 1 final appearance for the year. After retiring as a player, 'Tubby' Edmonds turned his hand to coaching. Highlights of this phase of his career included overseeing reserves premierships at Hawthorn in 1958 and 1959, and getting VFA 2nd division side Preston into the finals in 1961 and 1962.
Author - John Devaney