3 September 1957 (age 65)
Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 76 kg
|Club||League||Career span||Games||Goals||Avg||Win %||AKI||AHB||AMK||BV|
|Swan Districts||WAFL||1980-1985, 1988||119||27||0.23||—||—||—||—||—|
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