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Key Facts

Full name
Graeme Bond

Known as
Graeme Bond

Born
27 November 1949 (age 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 209d
Last game: 30y 158d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Richmond; Dandenong; St. Kilda; Frankston

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 44, 24, 45, 34
St. Kilda: 34

Recruited from
Richmond (1974); Dandenong (1975); Richmond (1977); St. Kilda (1981)

Graeme Bond

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
RichmondV/AFL1967-1973, 1975-1977115610.5368%11.472.011.838
DandenongVFA197412201.67
St. KildaV/AFL1977-198056280.5030%11.842.732.092
FrankstonVFA198115100.67
V/AFL1967-1973, 1975-1980171890.5256%11.592.251.9210
VFA1974, 198127301.11
Total1967-19811981190.60

AFL: 7,962nd player to appear, 945th most games played, 1,199th most goals kickedRichmond: 695th player to appear, 118th most games played, 125th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,201st player to appear, 272nd most games played, 226th most goals kicked

Perhaps best known now as a long-serving commentator on radio 3AW, Graeme Bond had a fine VFL career as a player with Richmond and St Kilda over 14 seasons. Bond played only nine senior games in his first two seasons for the Tigers but the dashing rover/wingman became a permanent member of the side in 1969 and kicked a late goal as 19th man in that season's Grand Final win over Carlton. 

Bond was also a member of the 1972 Grand Final side but missed the 1974 flag as he spent that season with Dandenong in the VFA. He returned to Punt Road in 1975 but could not reestablish himself as a regular senior player. After 115 matches with the Tigers, he moved to St Kilda in 1977 and gave the Saints good service over 56 games until he transferred back to the VFA, spending one final season as a player with Frankston.

Author - Andrew Gigacz

Sources

Encyclopedia of Australian Footballers - Holmesby and Main

Footnotes

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