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Simon Huggard

Ranked Draftee

Goals 71 What's this?

Joined 26th Jun 2012

Last seen 26th Sep 2021


AFL: Richmond (VIC)

Local: Sandringham (VIC)

About Me

I work in Libraries and have been an IT Manager for the last 13 years. I didn't inherit any top footballing traits from my grandfather (Frank Huggard VFL player in 1920s) but my father and uncles all played football at a good level. My dad's cousin Jackie Huggard played VFL football for North Melbourne and Essendon. His father was Jack Huggard who played 27 games for Richmond, and was the brother of Frank. I played tennis a lot as a teenager and now watch way too much sport for someone who works in libraries and in the area of information and research data management. I used to work at the State Library of Victoria and was part of the project to digitise the VFL Record. See

Favourite Players

Current: Trent Cotchin, Robert Murphy, Jack Riewoldt. in History: Geoff Raines, Dale Weightman, Jack Dyer, Barry Cable, Ron Barassi, Gary Ablett, Wayne Carey, Michael Roach, Cameron Mooney, Tom Harley, Dick Reynolds, Vic Thorpe, John Coleman, Laurie Nash, Bob Pratt, Jack Titus, George Rudolph, Donald Don, Jimmy Freake, Gordon Coventry, Barney Herbert, Dave McNamara.

Favourite Moment

1987 VFL Preliminary Final when Jimmy Stynes ran over the mark of Gary Buckenara. Leo Barry's mark at the end of the 2005 AFL grand final to win Swans first premiership in 72 years (I saw that mark from about 10m away). 2010 drawn AFL grand final. 1977 drawn VFL grand final. Peter Hudson's attempt to break the 150 goals record in a VFL season in 1971.


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