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Key Facts

Full name
Hedley Blackmore

Known as
Hedley Blackmore

Born
30 January 1901

Died
22 August 1992 (aged 91)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 95d
Last game: 26y 230d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 74 kg

Senior clubs
Carlton; Brunswick

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 23, 8

Hedley Blackmore

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
CarltonV/AFL1923-192751761.4949%2
BrunswickVFA1928-193497310.32
Total1923-19341481070.72

AFL: 2,775th player to appear, 4,154th most games played, 1,407th most goals kickedCarlton: 379th player to appear, 327th most games played, 122nd most goals kicked

One of several top line full backs to have represented Brunswick, Hedley Blackmore actually cut his football teeth as a forward with Carlton, where he played 51 VFL games and booted 76 goals between 1923 and 1927. Extremely reliable overhead, whether spoiling or marking, he was also a superb kick, and extremely tenacious and aggressive when battling for the ball one-on-one.

At Brunswick, Blackmore was a major reason behind the club's qualifying for a rare finals series in 1929, but fourth place was all it could manage, albeit that this was the highest placed finish that was managed during Blackmore's career. Hedley Blackmore captained the Pottery Workers in 1932 and 1933 and registered totals of 97 games and 31 goals from 1928 to 1934.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications, Crème de la Crème

Footnotes

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