27 November 1949 (age 72)
Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 209d
Last game: 30y 158d
Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 76 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
AFL: 7,962nd player to appear, 933rd most games played, 1,194th most goals kickedRichmond: 695th player to appear, 118th most games played, 125th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 1,201st player to appear, 268th most games played, 225th 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