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Key Facts

Full name
Trevor Sprigg

Known as
Trevor Sprigg

Senior clubs
East Fremantle; Glenorchy

Recruited from
East Fremantle (1971); Glenorchy (1976)

Trevor Sprigg


ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Glenorchy92
East FremantleWANFL1965-1970, 1976-1977151390.26
GlenorchyTANFL1971-1975
Total1965-1977243390.16

Trevor Sprigg was a confident, purposeful key position defender who played 149 WANFL games with East Fremantle from 1965 to 1970 and in 1976-7. In his debut season, he was at full back as Old Easts came from 21 points down at three-quarter time to defeat Swan Districts 18.18 (126) to 16.6 (102) in the Grand Final. He was East Fremantle's fairest and best player in 1968, and represented Western Australia five times.

In 1971, Sprigg took over as captain-coach of Glenorchy and transformed the Magpies into a highly competitive unit. He made seven interstate appearances for Tasmania, including games at the 1972 Perth carnival. In 1975 he stood down as coach but continued as a player under Peter Hudson. He ended up playing some of the best football of his career, earning the William Leitch Medal, and starring in the Magpies' 39-point Grand Final defeat of Sandy Bay. In 1976, after a total of 92 TANFL games, Sprigg returned home to Western Australia for two finals seasons with Old Easts.

During the 2000 season Trevor Sprigg was named on a half back flank in the official Glenorchy 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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