Steven Bradley Turner
27 December 1960 (age 62)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 25y 92d
Last game: 28y 214d
Height and weight
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 92 kg
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AFL: 9,669th player to appear, 4,614th most games played, 4,862nd most goals kickedMelbourne: 1,080th player to appear, 460th most games played, 444th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,341st player to appear, 772nd most games played, 1,070th most goals kicked
Perth recruited Steve Turner from Queens Park and he made his WANFL debut in 1979. Over the next five seasons he gave the club fine service as a ruckman and occasional forward, but a serious knee injury sustained in 1984 effectively short-circuited his career. That did not prevent Melbourne recruiting him for the 1986 season, and he produced some good football over two years during which he played 32 games and kicked 10 goals. After crossing to St Kilda in 1988 the injuries eventually took their toll and he managed just 12 games and 1 goal in two seasons. He then embarked on a final season with the Perth Demons during which he passed the 100-game milestone.
At his best he was a forceful presence who gave good value all over the ground with his strong overhead marking. In 2003, Steve Turner was appointed senior coach of Swan Districts and he remained at the helm until early in the 2007 season.
Author - John Devaney with additional material from Adam Cardosi