Les Boyd (Australian rules footballer)

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Les Boyd
Personal information
Full name William Leslie Boyd
Date of birth 1 March 1895
Original team Windsor
Position(s) Forward
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1915–1919
1920–1922
Total –
St Kilda
Melbourne
42 (43)
17 (6)
59 (49)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1922 season.

William Leslie "Les" Boyd (born 1 March 1895) was an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Originally from Windsor, Boyd started at St Kilda in 1915 and kicked 16 goals that year up forward, including three on debut.[2] He finished second in St Kilda's goal-kicking. In 1916 and 1917, Boyd didn't make any appearances, as his club was in recess due to World War I. When he returned in 1918 he kicked 17 goals, to top St Kilda's goal-kicking.[2] He spent one more season at St Kilda before moving to the Melbourne Football Club.[2]

He transferred to Victorian Football Association side Brighton in 1922, where he played until 1927, when he accepted an offer to coach Port Fairy.[3] In 1929 he signed with Sandringham, which he would play 47 games for and kick 101 goals. Boyd was their leading goal-kicker in each of his three seasons at the club. He was also their coach, for the second half of the 1930 season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ a b c AFL Tables: Les Boyd
  3. ^ The Argus,"Brighton", 13 May 1927, p. 6
  4. ^ The Argus,"Sandringham", 11 July 1930, p. 12