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Key Facts

Full name
Robert Weatherill

Known as
Bob Weatherill

Born
20 July 1897

Died
18 July 1992 (aged 94)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 352d
Last game: 25y 303d

Height and weight
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Prahran; Richmond; Coburg

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 15

Recruited from
Richmond (1925)

Family links
George Weatherill (Brother)Harry Weatherill (Brother)

Bob Weatherill

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1917-192372440.6154%0
CoburgVFA1925
PrahranVFA1926-1927970.78
V/AFL1917-192372440.6154%0
VFA1925-1927970.78
Total1917-1923, 1925-192781510.63

AFL: 2,304th player to appear, 3,299th most games played, 2,246th most goals kickedRichmond: 172nd player to appear, 232nd most games played, 165th most goals kicked

Bob Weatherill was a talented and versatile footballer who played 72 VFL games and kicked 44 goals for Richmond between 1917 and 1923. Strong overhead and a fine kick, he was at centre half forward in the club's Challenge Final victories over Collingwood in 1920 and Carlton in 1921 (match reviewed here).

When Coburg crossed from the VFL seconds to the VFA in 1925, Bob Weatherill was appointed as the club's captain-coach, and oversaw a promising debut season which produced 10 wins from 14 matches and finals qualification. Coburg officials would have liked to retain his services in 1926, but because he ran a business based in Prahran, Weatherill requested a transfer to the Two Blues, which was reluctantly granted. While with Prahran, he played under the coaching of former Richmond team mate Frank Harley.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.