Bruce Phillips

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Bruce Phillips
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-05-02)2 May 1929
Date of death 18 October 2014(2014-10-18) (aged 85)
Original team Camden
Height/Weight 188 cm / 83kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1947–1955 St Kilda 115 (42)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1955 season.

Vale Bruce Phillips (2 May 1929 – 18 October 2014) was a former Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda in the Victorian Football League.

A fullback, Phillips won St Kilda's best and fairest award in 1950[1] and finished equal third in the Brownlow Medal count that year.

Phillips, who was a VFL representative in interstate football, played 115 games for St Kilda before a knee injury ended his career.[2]

In 2008 Phillips was inducted into St Kilda's Hall of Fame.[3] He died aged 85 in 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phillips wins club award.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 13 September 1950. p. 13. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "BRUCE PHILLIPS MAY BE LOST TO FOOTBALL.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 18 April 1956. p. 26. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Blake, Martin (6 June 2008). "Jeans is officially a St Kilda legend". 
  4. ^ Morris, Tom. "Vale Bruce Phillips". saints.com.au. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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