Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
William Heatley

Known as
Bill Heatley

13 March 1886

31 August 1948 (aged 62)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 50d
Last game: 25y 68d

Height and weight
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 92 kg

Senior clubs

Bill Heatley

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 1,340th player to appear, 4,230th most games played, 3,695th most goals kickedCollingwood: 136th player to appear, 344th most games played, 319th most goals kicked

Bill Heatley was a fringe player at Collingwood between 1908 and 1911. Mostly used as a forward, he was also a fairly capable defender when needed. During his time with the Magpies he played precisely 50 VFL games and scored 19 goals, but did not take part in either the club’s winning grand final of 1910 or the losing flag decider of the following year. In 1912 he crossed to Brighton in the VFA, but played just five games and kicked one goal before retiring.

Author - John Devaney


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