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Key Facts

Full name
Anthony Solin

Known as
Tony Solin

Born
3 September 1957 (age 65)

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
South Fremantle; Swan Districts; East Fremantle

Recruited from
Swan Districts (1986); East Fremantle (1988)

Tony Solin


ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
South FremantleWANFL1976300.00
Swan DistrictsWAFL1980-1985, 1988119270.23
East FremantleWAFL1986-19873680.22
WAFL1976, 1980-1988158350.22
Total1976, 1980-1988158350.22

Tony Solin was a tough, hard-hitting half back flanker who overcame a stuttering start to his league career to achieve triple premiership success with Swan Districts. Solin began that league career with South Fremantle in 1975 but managed just three senior games in five seasons before crossing to Swans, where he enjoyed a new lease of life under the astute coaching of the like-minded John Todd. As intimated, in 1982-3-4 he was a member of Swan Districts premiership-winning combinations.

After his six season stint at Swan Districts, Solin brought experience, steadiness and assurance to the East Fremantle backline during 36 WAFL appearances in 1986-7. He then made a brief return to Swans, adding 12 senior games in 1988 to bring his final tally with that club to 119. He also played twice for Western Australia. In 1993-4 Tony Solin served as non-playing coach of Subiaco, steering his side to third place in his first season and fourth the next.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy's WA Football Companion

Footnotes

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