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Key Facts

Full name
Timothy Ronald Gepp

Known as
Tim Gepp

Born
21 January 1960 (age 64)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 23y 64d
Last game: 26y 221d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Subiaco; Richmond; Footscray; East Fremantle

Jumper numbers
Richmond: 10
Footscray: 12

Recruited from
Subiaco (1983); Richmond (1986); Footscray (1987)

Tim Gepp

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
SubiacoWAFL1978-19828490.11
RichmondV/AFL1983-19855730.0540%9.516.322.421
FootscrayV/AFL19861410.0757%8.934.571.641
East FremantleWAFL1987-19881810.06
WAFL1978-1982, 1987-1988102100.10
V/AFL1983-19867140.0644%9.395.972.272
Total1978-1988173140.08

AFL: 9,395th player to appear, 3,363rd most games played, 6,809th most goals kickedRichmond: 839th player to appear, 282nd most games played, 636th most goals kickedFootscray: 766th player to appear, 575th most games played, 760th most goals kicked

A determined, close checking defender who made life difficult for opposing forwards, Tim Gepp took his senior League bows with Subiaco in 1978 and, over the ensuing five seasons, played 84 games and kicked eight goals with the club. He was the Lions’ skipper in 1981.

The 1983 season brought a change of scenery as Gepp lined up with Richmond where he further enhanced his reputation with some telling performances. However, after playing 57 VFL games and registering three goals in three seasons with the Tigers he was somewhat surprisingly dumped, with salary cap restrictions being rumoured as the reason.

Gepp spent the 1986 season adding a final 14 VFL games and one goal for Footscray. He then returned to the west, and played 18 games in 1987 and 1988 for East Fremantle. In 1989 he assumed the role of skills coach at West Coast where he remained for the next two decades.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article; https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Tim+Gepp

Footnotes

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