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Key Facts

Full name
William Grundy

Known as
Bill Grundy

22 November 1911

19 February 1967 (aged 55)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 195d
Last game: 22y 297d

Height and weight
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 66 kg

Senior clubs
East Perth; Footscray; South Fremantle

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 20, 3

Recruited from
East Perth (1933); Footscray (1937); Mines Rovers (1938)

Bill Grundy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
East PerthWANFL1931-193213191.46
Mines RoversGoFL1937
South FremantleWANFL193817
WANFL1931-1932, 193830190.63
Total1931-1934, 1937-193858230.40

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,057th player to appear, 5,617th most games played, 6,540th most goals kickedFootscray: 165th player to appear, 392nd most games played, 521st most goals kicked

Billy Grundy was a diminutive but highly talented rover who never settled at one club for very long, and who should, perhaps, have achieved a good deal more in the game than he did. He commenced his senior league career in 1931 at East Perth, where he played 13 games and kicked 19 goals for a team that ran third. Arguably his best football came during a 28-game stint at Footscray in the VFL in 1933-4, when he impressed as a wingman in addition to his more usual roving role. Pacy, clever and a superb kick, he was ready made VFL player, but wanderlust proved to be more of a motivating factor than the lure of top level football. The 1937 season saw Grundy playing for a Mines Rovers team that ended up winning the GNFL premiership, while his final 17 games at league level came with South Fremantle the following year.

Author - John Devaney


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