3 July 1910
16 June 1978 (aged 67)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 332d
Last game: 29y 82d
Height and weight
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 82 kg
Collingwood: 28, 15, 11, 12, 13, 8, 9
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Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only
Fred Froude commenced his Collingwood career as a forward in 1930, but looked woefully out of place. In time-honoured fashion, he was banished to the backlines, where he promptly settled down to become one of the mainstays of the team for the remainder of the decade. He played on a half back flank in the winning Grand Final teams of 1935-6, as well as in the losing sides of the following two years. In both 1935 and 1937 he was close to best afield. Never spectacular, he was limpet-like in his commitment to restricting the effectiveness of his immediate opponent, and combined solid ground work with superior aerial ability. He played a total 148 VFL games and kicked 41 goals for Collingwood between 1930 and 1939.
Froude returned to the VFL as non-playing coach of St Kilda in 1949, but his two seasons at the helm were underwhelming, yielding eleventh and ninth place finishes.
Author - John Devaney